NPS/’Legal Highs’ Awareness Sessions – NEW DATES

Since 2016, Youth Homeless North East have been working and consulting with young homeless people in the North East about what effect New Psychoactive Substances (NPS –Former ‘Legal Highs’) have had on their lives and what affect the ban, introduced in May 2016, has had on their use and supply. We have been working with young people to co-produce an awareness raising session to deliver

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Rolling out Universal Credit – National Audit Office review

The Department for Work & Pensions (the Department) is introducing Universal Credit to replace six means-tested benefits for working-age households: Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. In doing so, it aims to: encourage more people into work by introducing better financial incentives, simpler processes and increasing requirements on claimants to search for jobs; reduce

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Tackling Youth Homelessness

Tackling Youth Homelessness in the North East Conference – Newcastle and Middlesbrough Friday, 6 July, 2018 – 09:00 to 15:30 Auditorium, Mea House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 8XS. Tackling Youth Homelessness Event – Newcastle Friday, 27 July, 2018 – 09:00 to 15:30 Jurys Inn Hotel, Fry Street, Middlesbrough. TS1 1JH Tackling Youth Homelessness – Middlesbrough Youth Homeless North East would like to invite you

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Interested in helping other young people experiencing homelessness?

Youth Homeless North East are running a project to help build peer support for young people experiencing homelessness in collaboration with Open Lab, Newcastle University. The project is based around a six-week game played in a Facebook group with other young people. The game is set in 2030, and the country is falling apart. The government agency set up to deal with the crisis have

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Youth Voice Journal Special Issue: Sexual Orientation and Young People

Youth Voice Journal have launched a Special Issue, with Special Guest editor is Dr Jason Schaub from Birmingham University, titled Sexual Orientation and Young People. This release highlights the journey that young people face while dealing with LGBT+ issues. While the treatment of LGBT+ communities world wide is improving, there is a hidden struggle within the community that is often looked over. The  challenges of  gay, lesbian and

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Government announces major programme to tackle inequalities in youth unemployment

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the launch of an innovative new programme to address ethnic disparities in youth unemployment and to help disadvantaged young people get into work. The announcement comes after Theresa May’s challenge to society to ‘explain or change’ disparities in how people from different backgrounds are treated, following the publication of the Race Disparity Audit – the government’s ground-breaking audit of public services,

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Loneliness – What characteristics and circumstances are associated with feeling lonely?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published an analysis of characteristics and circumstances associated with loneliness in England using the Community Life Survey, 2016 to 2017. Findings from the analysis include: younger adults aged 16 to 24 years reported feeling lonely more often than those in older age groups with 9.78% reporting that they felt lonely often or always; 22.96% felt lonely some of

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Home improvements: action to address the housing challenges faced by young people

As the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission enters its final stages, this report sets out our view on how we can tackle one of the biggest issues for young people in 21st century Britain: the housing crisis. Here, we move beyond a diagnosis of the problem and instead set out a series of policy options relating to three key areas of our housing challenge: insecurity in the

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‘Why Do I Feel Like This?’ – Mental Health Project

YHNE are looking for Young People to get involved in this important project – our 2017 Annual Survey found that Mental Health needs were the number 1 support need for young homeless people in the North East. We would like young people to help us: Design an awareness raising session around young people’s mental health Co-produce a self-help guide for other young people Explore their

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Justlife – Lifting the Lid on Homelessness

Justlife have launched their latest report, ‘Lifting the Lid on Hidden Homelessness: A New Analysis’, which presents the latest findings of ongoing research in this area but critically on the massive failure of the homeless system to account for the number of people living in unsupported temporary accommodation. Research conducted by Justlife in the last 12 months reveals that over 51,500 individuals and families are

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