chapter  8
18 Pages

Housing and support services for young people

ByDeborah Quilgars, Nicholas Pleace

The previous chapter examined the nature of homelessness and its increase amongst young people. This chapter charts the development of services to meet the needs of these homeless young people and other young people in housing need. As will be seen, there has been a significant growth in housing and support services directed to this group of people, largely provided by the voluntary housing sector. The chapter begins by exploring the background to the expansion in services, before moving on to describe the spectrum of services which have been developed, particularly focusing on the role of transitional accommodation and resettlement services. Finally, the chapter reflects on the extent to which these services represent a coordinated and coherent pattern of services.