Research & Reports

How people in housing need feel about the way they are described by UK poverty charities

Charities and policy makers currently use a range of terms to describe the people they work with, campaign on behalf of or target for support. These include ‘vulnerable people’, ‘struggling families’, ‘people with complex needs’, ‘people in poverty’, ‘the most deprived’, and the ‘just about managing’. While these terms may encompass or generate an understanding of who these groups are speaking about to a wider

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The Youth Homeless Parliament Report 2018

The Youth Homeless Parliament was established in May 2013 to enable young homeless people to have a voice and to share their experiences with politicians in Westminster. The work was funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) following a successful initial event involving the St Basils National Youth Reference Group and Ministers in 2012. The Youth Homeless Parliament, which is coordinated by

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Rough Sleeping: latest figures – Autumn 2017

This publication provides information on the single night snapshot of rough sleeping that is taken annually in England using street counts and intelligence driven estimates. The autumn 2017 total number of rough sleepers counted and estimated was 4,751. That was up 617, or 15% from the autumn 2016 total of 4,134. The number of rough sleepers increased by 173, or 18% in London and 444

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English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: headline report

The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a national survey of people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England. It was first run in 2008-09. Prior to then, the survey was run as two standalone surveys: the English House Condition Survey and the Survey of English Housing. This report provides the findings from the 2016-17 survey. Analysis of the latest English

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The Care Leavers Accommodation and Support Framework

Young people leaving care need somewhere safe and suitable to live to help them make a positive transition into adulthood. Good housing underpins success in other areas of life. This framework, developed jointly by Barnardo’s  and St Basils, draws together expertise from local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and young people across England on how to provide appropriate accommodation for care leavers. The framework has been

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St Basils: Youth Justice Accommodation Pathway

The Youth Justice Accommodation Pathway (YJAP) is a practical tool that local authorities, criminal justice agencies and other partners can use to plan accommodation and support services for young people aged 16 – 25 who have been involved with the criminal justice system. It has been developed in collaboration with agencies working with and for young people with an offending history, and is informed by

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Youth Homelessness in the North East Survey Report 2017

In May 2017, Youth Homeless North East conducted its sixth annual survey into youth homelessness in the North East. The research aims to establish the nature, extent and causes of youth homelessness in the region and to identify how the wider social, political and economic context is impacting on the experiences of young people, as well as levels and the nature of service provision over

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‘Not for Human Consumption’ – The Use of Novel Psychoactive Substances by Homeless Young People in the North East

Throughout May 2016 to January 2017, Youth Homeless North East (YHNE) ran a series of participatory workshops with young homeless people across the region, focused on the topic of NPS. The aims of the workshops were to: Develop a greater understanding of their knowledge and understanding of, as well as their motivations for and experiences of using, NPS; Explore the likely impacts of the legislative

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The Children’s Society: Good Childhood Report 2017

‘My feelings never really come out much. I hold it all in until I just exploded’ The Children’s Society’s new spotlight papers look closely at the lives of teenagers hit hardest by Government cuts to funding for local children’s services. Despite increased need for help, funding is short by two billion pounds. Findings Young people have a range of complex, overwhelming issues in their lives.

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Far from alone: Homelessness in Britain in 2017

Homeless is not inevitable but remains an all too persistent problem in Britain in 2017. New evidence from Shelter sets out the  full scale of recorded homelessness. While this shocking figure rises (4% since 2016), many households are stuck in Temporary Accommodation, where one in three will still be next Christmas. These worrying trends have prompted Shelter to launch an emergency appeal and demands ambitious new

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