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Young & Homeless 2018

Welfare reforms are contributing to homelessness, among young people aged 16 to 24, by affecting their ability to access and sustain housing, according to Homeless Link’s Young & Homeless 2018 report, published on Monday 16 April. Young people with experiences of homelessness are one of the most vulnerable groups in society and continue to make up approximately half of the people accessing homelessness services in

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The Definitive Guide to Buying a House – A Guide for First Time Buyers

The Definitive Guide to Buying a House – A Guide for First Time Buyers   Buying a house is something almost everyone aspires to do. But in 2016, home ownership in England fell to its lowest level in 30 years – highlighting how difficult it can be to get on the property ladder. Saving up a deposit, finding somewhere suitable, and buying the property for

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Evaluation of the StreetLink project – April 2018

There has been a marked increase in rough sleeping across Great Britain in recent years – in England levels have increased by 60 per cent between 2011 and 2016 and by 50 per cent in Wales in the same period.1 The need to address rough sleeping and prevent homelessness is recognised by all, including the Government. Whilst there has been homelessness prevention legislation implemented in

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Crisis – The Homelessness Monitor: England 2018

The Homelessness Monitor: England 2018 is the seventh annual report of an independent study, commissioned by Crisis and funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the

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Transforming responses to domestic abuse – Government consultation

In March 2018, the Government launched a consultation on proposals to transform the response to domestic abuse. The proposals in the consultation fall under four different themes: Promoting awareness of domestic abuse and putting it on everyone’s agenda Protecting and supporting victims of domestic abuse Pursuing and deterring perpetrators and ensuring effective responses from initial agency action through to rehabilitation Improving and standardising the response

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VACANCY: Grow Assistant, The Stages Middlesbrough | Riverside

Riverside are looking to recruit a GROW Assistant at The Stages in Middlesbrough working 37.5 hours per week. Working hours are a mixture of 7am – 3pm and 2pm – 10pm. Riverside is one of the most innovative and progressive housing and regeneration organisations, improving quality of life for tens of thousands of families and individuals across the UK. The Stages Academy is a Places

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Depaul UK: Danger Zones & Stepping Stones Phase Two

Depaul UK has launched research, supported by LetterOne, into the experiences of young people affected by homelessness. The report, which was released on Thursday, 22 March 2018, is entitled Danger Zones and Stepping Stones: Phase Two, and makes recommendations based on a quantitative survey of 712 young people. It follows up on the first Danger Zones and Stepping Stones report which was launched in 2016.

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Free Drug Awareness Training

The North East Ambulance Service are offering an opportunity to attend a free day’s training in Drug Awareness. The training would benefit anyone who is working alongside the treatment sector, such as housing/homelessness, employment, recovery or carer services, or anyone who works within treatment services and is looking for a refresher. Please see attached document which outlines how the training is structured. All courses will

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What does a good professional relationship look like for homeless young people?

To be young and homeless is a very difficult position to be in. Homeless youth face similar challenges to other young people, in managing their friendships and relationships, in learning to become independent, in finding work, and in successfully completing their education. However, they often have to do so without access to the emotional and financial support that families can bring, in a much shorter

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No Place like Home? Exploring the concerns, preferences and experiences of LGBT*Q social housing residents

New research has revealed the concerns of LGBT*Q residents in social housing. The study aimed to uncover LGBT*Q residents’ experiences in relation to their social housing and their views about what needs to be changed. Despite equality laws, the study found that LGBT*Q social housing residents do not believe they are being listened to, taken seriously or treated equally. Only a half of survey respondents

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