This report outlines the findings of the fourth year of Youth Homeless North East’s (YHNE) annual survey of youth homelessness. The survey aims to establish the nature, extent and causes of youth homelessness in the North East, and to identify how the wider social, political and economic context is impacting on the experiences of young people, as well as the levels and nature of service provision over time. We hope that the findings are used by local authorities, housing associations and homelessness agencies to inform strategic and operational priorities in the North East. The key questions explored through the programme of research include: - How many young people fall victim to homelessness in the North East? - What are the main causes of youth homelessness? - How many young people falling into homelessness have experienced local authority care, rough sleeping and engagement with the criminal justice system? - What homelessness prevention activities are in place across the North East and how effective are these? - What accommodation and support services are available to young homeless people? - What impact is welfare reform having on young people?
|Publisher||Youth Homeless North East|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|