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Will the Homelessness Reduction Act solve youth homelessness?

Not quite. The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) came into force in April 2018. For the most part, this is welcome news. Local authorities now have increased responsibility for supporting young homeless people who come to them seeking help. However, there is more to be done. Here is an overview of the HRA’s benefits and key …

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#019 – Kate Bowen-Viner: Youth Homelessness and Education

In this episode Sam talks to Kate Bowen-Viner, our Associate at LKMco, about a report she recently co-authored on young homeless people’s experience of education. Sam and Kate discuss the extent of youth homelessness, the time Kate challenged Theresa May, the importance of the stories behind statistics and which young people are more likely to experience homelessness.

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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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