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Youth Homelessness

Youth Homelessness

Youth Homelessness

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

We are running a small series of events looking at different aspects of youth homelessness. These short events will each look at a different aspect related to youth homelessness and are designed to be accessible for frontline staff. 

Tuesday 23rd March 2pm - 3pm
Housing First for Young People

Housing First is increasingly being used in the UK, how can it be adapted to support young people? In 2017 Rock Trust launched the first Housing First for Youth project in the UK, Gary Neil who is the Assistant Director at Rock Trust will talk about how they have adapted Housing First for Young People, what works and what are the challenges. 

Thursday 25th March 2pm - 3pm
Young People & Trauma Informed Care

A significant amount of young people who are experiencing homelessness, have also experienced trauma, how can we best support these young people?

St Basils became one of the first Psychologically Informed Environments or ‘PIEs’ in 2011, in recognition that homeless young people were increasingly struggling with mental health problems, had experience of trauma and abuse and presented with challenging behaviours. Dr Amanda Skeate from St Basils will be speaking about how frontline staff can support young people who have experienced trauma. 

Tuesday 30th March 2pm - 3pm
LGBTQ+ & Youth Homelessness 

How can youth services best support lgbtq+ young people? Coming out, or being outed as LGBTQ+, can lead to young people being made homeless. AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment and will be presenting about how best to support LGBTQ+ young people. 



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