A 3-year strategy working towards ending homelessness for young people aged 18-24 through prevention and exits; and improving the experience of young people accessing emergency accommodation.
The aim of this Strategy is to help people who are aged 18-24 and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. With the publication of this Strategy, the Government recognises young adults as a distinct cohort of individuals and that:
• There are multiple causes of youth homelessness;
• The experiences of young people in the emergency accommodation system are distinct from those of the rest of the homeless population; and
• Supporting young people at risk of becoming homeless can help to prevent a cycle of longer-term homelessness.
This Strategy was developed with the understanding that young people should be valued in their own right, and that they are key drivers in achieving their own cognitive, emotional, social and economic development.