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Statutory Homelessness in England – July 2018

This briefing paper provides statistics on statutory homelessness in England and explains local authorities’ duties to assist homeless households. The paper includes an overview of, and comment on, Government policy in this area. What is statutory homelessness? Local authorities in England have a duty to secure accommodation for unintentionally homeless households who fall into a ‘priority need’ category.  There is no duty to secure accommodation

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Dying on the Streets: The case for moving quickly to end rough sleeping – June 2018

Since 2010, the number of people sleeping rough in England has risen by 169%. Over that time the number of people dying on the streets has also increased. This report explains why it can be hard to escape the streets and what should be done to prevent further deaths of people sleeping rough. It is based on a national survey of outreach teams who work

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Children’s Rights Alliance for England: Children speak out on homelessness

A new report from the Children’s Rights Alliance for England reveals the shocking conditions children are experiencing while living in Bed & Breakfasts & Temporary Accommodation. Children in England are being housed illegally in B&Bs for months on end leaving them at risk of sexual exploitation, developing mental and physical health problems and disrupting their education. The research carried out with homeless children through in-depth

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Rethinking Social Housing: Final Report

As our national housing situation continues to worsen, the future of social housing is rapidly becoming a question about what we want the future of our nation to be. After decades of change and challenge, which have transformed society and our sector in ways we couldn’t have imagined, the time has come for us to ask if we see the provision of a safe and

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Homeless Link: The Future Hostel – what do we know about how hostels can help end homelessness?

The role of hostels has come under the spotlight in recent months. The review into the future funding of supported housing has required Government and the sector to appraise how hostels are working across the country to help end people’s homelessness. The work currently being undertaken by the Rough Sleeping Taskforce, which will inform the Government’s new Rough Sleeping Strategy, has also brought attention to

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Youth Homelessness in the North East Annual Survey 2018

Dear Colleague, 2018 is a landmark year seeing the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act which marks a step change in Government thinking in their efforts to end homelessness by placing a greater focus on prevention to a wider group of people. We have also had new guidance issued aimed at improving responses to young people who are particularly vulnerable in the revision of joint

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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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Health in Private-Rented Housing

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology have published a paper looking at the quality of housing in the private rented sector and explaining the effects that housing conditions can have on health. It also looks at interventions to improve housing quality in the private rented sector and at the challenges to implementing them. To read the full paper, please click here.

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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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