Research & Reports

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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Social Insecurity? Welfare rights and welfare reform

Social Insecurity? Welfare rights and welfare reform by Sarah Batty is a summary of a qualitative study into the impact on social tenants of welfare reforms carried out as part of an MA in Social Policy at the University of York (October 2017) Click here to download the summary presentation prepared for the North East Child Poverty Network

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Rough Sleepers and Anti Social Behaviour

The number of people sleeping rough in England has more than doubled from 1,768 in 2010 to 4,751 in 2017 Rough sleeping is often associated with nuisance activities such as begging, street drinking and anti-social behaviour. Homelessness is a complex issue and entrenched homelessness presents particular difficulties; addictions and criminal and offending behaviour may be a symptom of homelessness as well as an underlying cause.

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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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Youth Index 2018

This year’s report shows that concerns about job prospects are weighing on young minds – almost half of young people fear that there will be fewer job opportunities for their generation in the next three years, and the unpredictable political climate is making 59% of young people feel anxious about their future. Young people’s wellbeing, which dropped last year to its lowest level since the

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