Berkeley Foundation - Prioritise, prevent and protect: keeping young people safe from homelessness

Join the Berkeley Foundation, New Horizon Youth Centre, SPEAR, Toynbee Hall and others to explore the civil society response to rising youth homelessness during the pandemic and the future of the youth homelessness prevention agenda.

The success of the ‘Everyone In’ scheme in supporting people off the streets during the pandemic has shown what can be achieved when governments, local authorities, civil society organisations and individuals work together towards structural change.

However, the last 12 months have also seen a marked rise in young people experiencing homelessness. In London, 11% of all rough sleepers since the start of lockdown have been under the age of 25. There was a staggering 48% increase in young people sleeping rough between July and September 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.

Join the Berkeley Foundation, New Horizon Youth Centre, SPEAR, Toynbee Hall and others to explore the civil society response to rising youth homelessness during the pandemic and the future of the youth homelessness prevention agenda. You will hear from organisations delivering innovative services with young people at their heart, and discuss where investment needs to be prioritised over the coming months to ensure a future where no young person faces homelessness.

Click here to register your attendance at Prioritise, prevent and protect: keeping young people safe from homelessness. 

Speakers
Sally Dickinson
Head of Foundation, Berkeley Foundation
Meghan Roach
Service Manager, New Horizon Youth Centre
Dr Rosie Reynolds
Spring Board Team Leader, SPEAR
Laura Blair
Peer Researcher, Toynbee Hall
Kas Nathan
Young Client, SPEAR

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