Strategy For Change Event 2015

Tuesday 27th October, 9.30am – 3.15pm

The Castlegate, Melbourne Street,

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2JQ

The event is primarily aimed at enabling local authorities and  partners to hear and digest current and pertinent research and practice models; and to consider implications for your local responses to youth homelessness.  As well as thinking about local delivery we also want to consult with you to revise the priorities and actions within the Regional Youth Housing Strategy.

The report can from the conference can be viewed here

Presenter Slide packs

Introduction – Neil Munslow MBE, Service Manager: Active Inclusion, Newcastle City Council

Regional Survey of Youth Homelessness 2015 – Dr Jamie Harding, Northumbria University

Youth Housing Charter evaluation findings and activity – Kieran Platts, Project Officer, YHNE

Scale of youth homelessness (Cambridge Research) and Housing Benefit for young people – Abi Gill, Policy Research Officer, Centrepoint

Youth Homelessness Databank: Findings and Collaboration -Gaia Marcus, Youth Homelessness Databank Manager, Centrepoint

Developing Positive Pathways to Adulthood – Anna Whalen, Youth Homelessness Adviser, St Basils



St Basils and Barnardos, Care Leaver Pack

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 draws together expertise from local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and young people across England on how to provide appropriate accommodation for care leavers.

Download the care leaver pack here

Money House

Hyde Plus, in conjunction with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greenwich CAB, Meridian Money Advice, and MyBnk are delivering an innovative new project, funded by BIG Lottery, to help young residents in Greenwich cope better with their finances.

Find out more here

Under 21's Housing Benefit Cuts

Centrepoint research by Heriot-Watt University and campaign group End Youth Homelessness found that proposed cuts to housing benefit would save tax payers just £3m rather than the estimated £120m.


Estimating the scale of youth homelessness in the UK

Centrepoint commissioned Cambridge University to calculate an estimate of the true scale of youth homelessness. As part of this, we sought to understand the extent of all forms of youth homelessness, including the numbers of young people in hostels or supported accommodation services, and more hidden forms of homelessness. Download the report here

St.Basils Positive Pathways

The national ‘Positive Pathway’ document – which sets out a framework and  suggestions of how to best address youth housing and risks of homelessness by working together, has now been updated. The Pathway is based on what works well already and the realities  regarding housing supply, affordability for young people, local budget pressures and often higher proportions of young people with multiple and complex needs. Click here for ‘Positive Pathway’ booklet and diagram

Youth Housing Charter Report

The Charter establishes the housing aspirations and needs specific to young people who have experienced homelessness. 59 young people took part in the research from across the region to produce the Charter. Since producing the Charter at the end of 2012 we have been working to encourage all of the twelve local authorities and wider partners to sign up to the Charter and its pledges relating to five key areas:

  • Prevention
  • Housing
  • The area
  • Support
  • Managing finances

YHNE Annual survey 2015

One of the key areas of work for Youth Homeless North East is to carry out a regional gap analysis. The aim of the gap analysis is to gather information from each local authority area to provide us with an understanding of the current experience of youth homelessness, support, accommodation and other services; and to flag up where gaps exist or trends are emerging. The resulting data can then be used to inform future strategy, support and accommodation provision in the region. To view the survey please click here

Youth Homelessness Databank

Centrepoint wants the Youth Homelessness Databank to be a resource where other charities can view, analyse and visualise their own data and search for live information in other areas of the UK.

Data published will not be linked to a particular organisation; instead data will be aggregated and presented nationally and by region.

YHD Research by Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank has found that at least 30,000 homeless young people have been turned away without help due to councils struggling to meet emergency housing demand. Read the full report here






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