Research & Reports

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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