Young People and Homelessness Factsheet

By: Rita Diaz  Published: November 2005


This factsheet looks at the causes of youth homelessness, some of the groups of young people who are most at risk, the scale of the problem, government initiatives for tackling and preventing homelessness, and Shelter's work with young people.

Summary

Although the Government has improved homelessness legislation, many young people still experience problems, and research has found that people who become homeless at a younger age are more likely to face long-term difficulties.

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