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Lowest number of young homeless people in the North East since 2016, YHNE report reveals

Adele Irving during presentation │YHNE, 2018 In its seventh year, Youth Homeless North East (YHNE) has conducted its annual report in an event hosted yesterday at Mea House in Newcastle. The research has shown a gradual decrease in the number of young people considered homeless from 56 to 35 during February 2017/18 and reaching its lowest level since 2016 (66). However, only a third of

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‘YouthHub is a place where I can be myself’

Group of young people and members of ‘Street Law Project’, YHNE, 2018   Our  YouthHub sessions to help young people at risk of homelessness kicked off yesterday in Mea House (Newcastle) as part of our project ‘every young person has the right to a home’. A big group of young people between 14-25 years old spoke openly about how to tackle challenges they might face such

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House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee: Universal Credit and domestic abuse

The Work and Pensions Committee have published a report on Universal Credit and domestic abuse. The Committee recommends that: The Government set out in response to this report its timescales for producing the draft Domestic Abuse Bill and connected legislation The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – in collaboration with specialist domestic abuse organisations like Women’s Aid – design a specific training module for

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Government announces £100 million plan to end rough sleeping by 2027

Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government have launched a strategy to end rough sleeping by 2027. The strategy will be backed by an additional £100 million and developed across government in conjunction with charities and experts. It lays out a 3-pronged approach to tackling rough sleeping, including: preventing rough sleeping by providing timely support to those at risk intervening to help people already on

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Housing First: tackling homelessness for those with complex needs

Housing First (HF) is an alternative homelessness intervention strategy, aimed at people with complex needs, particularly rough sleepers. This House of Commons Library paper describes the principles behind Housing First and outlines some of the evidence behind it. The paper also sets out how Housing First has developed in the UK, and what support that it has been offered by the governments of the UK,

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All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness – July 2018: Report 2

The last few years have seen increasing political will to address homelessness, with crossparty commitments to end rough sleeping and tackle homelessness more broadly. The passing of the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017) and establishment of the Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce, are important steps forward in efforts to prevent and tackle homelessness. However, it is necessary to go beyond commitments to end rough sleeping

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Carrying the debt: Measuring the impact of Universal Credit on tenants and landlords

National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) and the Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH) have published a joint report highlighting the increasing burden of debt that Universal Credit is causing for tenants and landlords, and calling for Government to slow down the roll-out. For more information or to read their report please click here

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Distress signals: Unaccompanied young people’s struggle for mental health care

Child refugees in this country suffer mental health problems long after they get here. They don’t get the mental health care they need and it’s making their pain worse. With proper mental health care, child refugees can recover and rebuild their lives. The Government must give child refugees the long-term mental health care they desperately need. This report provides an overview of what is currently

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Homelessness and the impact of Brexit: Tackling the challenges and grasping the opportunities

The UK’s exit from the European Union will pose major challenges and opportunities for every policy area – including the growing issue of homelessness. The ‘core homeless’ population in Great Britain stood at 160,000 households in 2016. Brexit’s most immediate potential impacts on homelessness and the experience of homeless people are on EU nationals who are currently in Great Britain and experiencing homelessness. But the

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Social Housing and Employment – Helping social housing be the springboard to a better life

Households living in social housing are over twice as likely to be out of work as private renters, and over four times more likely than owner-occupiers. The Centre for Social Justice have published a report – Social housing and employment: Helping social housing be the springboard to a better life – which states that the drive to increase housing supply “should not come at the

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