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What Theresa May Got Wrong About Youth Homelessness

Yesterday, in response to a question from Rosena Allin-Khan (Labour MP), Theresa May attempted to outline facts on UK homelessness. Whilst her response included truth, it did not outline the whole picture. I found two quotes from May particularly troublesome: “She talks of 2,500 children waking up homeless on Christmas Day. Anybody hearing that will …

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Youth Homelessness and Belonging: Achievement for All guest blog

In this special guest blog, Professor Sonia Blandford and Anne Cameron from charity Achievement for All respond to our recent report on education and youth homelessness. A strong sense of belonging is integral to our core strength and a sense of self-worth, a robust protective factor which steadies us when we face challenging and difficult circumstances.  …

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Youth Homelessness: It’s people that need a place to call home.

Researching the experiences of young homeless people isn’t  just about coding qualitative data or analysing statistics. It’s about people. Today we publish our latest report with the Sage Foundation, ‘A Place to Call Home: Understanding youth Homelessness’ (Summary version here). Since finishing the report I’ve been reflecting on the key things I learned from working on the …

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