Across Centrepoint’s services, almost one in five young people were reported as being ready to move on but unable to do so, with a third of these having been ready to move on for longer than six months. This report seeks to identify the key barriers faced by young people looking to move on, in order to understand what needs to be done to help homeless young people ready to take the next step and move into stable longer term accommodation.
We explored which elements of Moneywise work well/least well with young people through a process evaluation focusing on engagement, experience and effectiveness.
The solutions identified in this report span a wide range of themes. These are presented as recommendations for both local and national government alongside examples of good practice.
A report based on the accounts of young people who have left the care system and have navigated their way through the complex systems and processes to find a place to call home.
Young people, aged 18 to 21, who claim Universal Credit will be required, from April 2017, to participate in an intensive regime of support from day one of their benefit claim. After six months they should be offered an apprenticeship or traineeship, gain work-based skills, or undertake a work placement to give them the skills they need to move into sustainable employment.
Unemployment is particularly common among disadvantaged groups, including those who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness.
The provision of effective interventions for young people at risk of homelessness is essential if youth homelessness is to be reduced and prevented. This review brings together and examines evidence on a range of interventions which aim to prevent youth homelessness.
Our research looks at the key reasons why relationships breakdown and the kinds of pressures faced by families.