James’ story

James is 20 years old and lives in North Tyneside – he is currently living in supported accommodation and has been there for about a year. James has been working with YHNE since attending an event in December 2017. He refused to have pictures of him to remain his story anonymous.   James says that he gets involved with YHNE as he was keen to help other young people. James

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Our Shout, Act, Inform event is back!

                  YHNE would like to invite you to this years’ Shout, Act, Inform event! You love the idea of having marvellous pastry dishes with a cup of tea and getting to know new exciting people? We don’t blame you, we love it too! At YHNE we have prepared a lot of exciting activities for you to celebrate Christmas with us.

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17% of young people experienced mental health problems in 2017, NHS report reveals

Young person with mental health problems │ Cabriolet   Around 16.9% of young people of 17 to 19 years old experienced mental health problems in England, according to the Mental Heath of Children and Young People in 2017 of the NHS. This number is three times higher than the mental health disorders reported with children of 2 to 4 years old (5.5%). This data is part

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Half of young homeless people are denied government’s support

Young person │ Centre Point Only 48% of young homeless people between 16 and 24 years have received assistance from their council in 2018, according to Centre Point. This is six per cent points higher than the 42% registered between 2016/17. The number of young people coming to their councils for help represents one percent of the national youth population. The last report of Centre Point

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Homeless people have 30 years less life expectancy

Homeless person │Bluessbby The life expectancy for rough sleepers is 30 years shorter compared to the general population. According to Homeless Link, the bad health outcomes that they suffer in the streets have a significant impact on their lifetime. Since 2010 the number of homeless people has increased by 169% in England where almost half of them (46%) have physical health problems. Over 20 organisations including

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Durham to host a course for working and volunteering in prisons

Durham will host a new introduction course for those people who just started working or volunteering in prisons. The session will be organised by ‘Clinks charity’ as part of their learning program. This one day course will focus on helping participants and raising awareness of the prison environment. These sessions will also aim to reinforce the engagement of the voluntary sector staff and volunteers in

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‘Everybody In’ to end homelessness in Newcastle

Crisis brings back its Carol Service to the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Newcastle. Under the slogan ‘Everybody In’, the charity will show and celebrate their activities and projects to end homelessness in the city. The event will take place on the 11th of December between 6.30pm and 8.00pm and is free to attend. The doors will open from 5.30pm. For a few hours, St.

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Brexit and the charity sector: What happens next?

Brexit negotiations will be decided on the 25th of November | Maks Manuals   In only four months the UK will start its departure from the EU. However, a lot of uncertainty about how this deal will affect the daily life of citizens, businesses, and the charity sector remains. Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, finally secured the support of her cabinet to discuss the

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One of every four children in debt-ridden families develop mental health problems

Around half a million children in families with financial issues are more likely to be unhappy and experience mental across the UK, according to the last report of the Children’s Society. These findings are part of the campaign ‘Breathing Space’ delivered by the charity to increase the 3£bn of investment announced by the government for children’s services by 2025. ‘Breathing space’ would offer a six

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‘YouthHub is a place where I can be myself’

Group of young people and members of ‘Street Law Project’, YHNE, 2018   Our  YouthHub sessions to help young people at risk of homelessness kicked off yesterday in Mea House (Newcastle) as part of our project ‘every young person has the right to a home’. A big group of young people between 14-25 years old spoke openly about how to tackle challenges they might face such

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