homelessness

Report examining the scale and the effects of homelessness problems amongst young people and concluding that the legal aid system has failed to meet young people's needs for specialist advice and government could do more to address young people's homelessness needs.

This statistics publication provides information on applications to local authorities for assistance under the homeless persons legislation covering the period to 31 March 2008.

It includes information on the characteristics of applicant households, local authority assessments and the action taken in respect of cases concluded. Snapshot data on households in temporary accommodation at 31 March are presented, together with data on the implementation of the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2004.

Report presenting new perspectives on whole-family approaches to preventing and dealing with youth homelessness through relating parents' experiences of successful approaches to homelessness prevention and the views and experiences of key agencies working with families at risk.

Casenote examining what boys call ChildLine about and how this has changed over a period of five years. It compares the number of calls on different subjects, the ages of boys calling across the range of subjects and the links between the issues affecting boys. The views of ChildLine counsellors are also included.

Presents a brief summary of research findings into the housing needs and experiences of young offenders. The research aimed to provide a picture of the housing issues that face young people who have offended, and the barriers to their accessing accommodation and provide an understanding of these issues from the perspective of the young people, youth justice practitioners and other organisations involved in assisting young people with their living arrangements.

This resource details Dr Barnardo's account of his first encounter with a street 'arab'.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Three video case studies recorded as part of a research project which explored the impact that social networks (the formal and informal relationships we have) have in helping people who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, to ensure lasting routes out of homelessness and secure tenancies.

Report: rocktrust.org/index.php/projects/beyond-homelessness/

The final report of a research rpoject which explored the impact that social networks (the formal and informal relationships we have) have in helping people who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, to ensure lasting routes out of homelessness and secure tenancies. It worked with housing support providers and those in receipt of support to understand which services have a lasting impact on routes out of homelessness and how these services promote a networks approach.