Housing solutions for young people experiencing homelessness in London

Case Study

Housing solutions for young people experiencing homelessness in London

Campbell Tickell was commissioned to work on a collaborative project with the Together Alliance, to produce an action research project aimed at informing how to best tackle the needs of young people experiencing homelessness in London.

The Brief

Campbell Tickell was commissioned to work on a collaborative project for the Together Alliance, a coalition of housing associations and youth homelessness charities, to produce an action research project aimed at informing how to best tackle the needs of young people experiencing homelessness in London, or who at risk of homelessness and are housing association tenants.

This project was developed and shaped by the participating housing associations from the Housing Association’s Youth Network (HAYN) and the youth charities of the London Youth Gateway (LYG) working alongside young people who have experienced homelessness. The project was supported by The Berkeley Foundation and Fusion 21.

"Our report detailed three sustainable housing projects to prevent and respond to youth homelessness."

Campbell Tickell

Our Approach

The methodology consisted of:

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A desktop literature review

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Peer research interviews

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A focus group with young people experiencing homelessness, and workshops with staff and managers of Alliance members.

The Results

We produced a report in collaboration with young people and cross sector partners. The report detailed three sustainable housing projects to prevent and respond to youth homelessness:

Project 1Someone to talk to: To prevent young people who are housing association tenants from becoming homeless by having processes and/or people in their organisations that can support young people’s tenancy sustainment.

Project 2 – Some support to pay: To support young people while they are experiencing homelessness the alliance wants to create a flexible funding pot of money that can be distributed directly and swiftly to assist with immediate needs.

Project 3 – Somewhere to stay: To provide young people with a good next step once they leave emergency accommodation by making underused housing stock available to support young people who are experiencing homelessness.

Our work was disseminated through a report.

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Key Contact

If you would like to discuss our work, please get in touch.

Liz Zacharias

Director

02034340985

Housing solutions for young people experiencing homelessness in London

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