Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway: Improving Care Leavers Housing Pathways

RESEARCH REPORT

Author: A Way Home Scotland.

Year: 2019

Summary: 

In May 2019, the A Way Home Scotland Coalition were tasked with creating a Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway for care leavers by the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG), with the aim of addressing the fact that care leavers face a substantially higher risk than their peers of becoming homeless in adult life.

The new Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway ‘Improving Care Leavers Housing Pathways’, sets out achievable, evidence-based steps to prevent care leavers from being affected by homelessness at any point after leaving care. It has been developed by the Coalition’s multi-agency working group and youth steering group ‘Aff the Streets’, in partnership with Celcis, and is informed by their combined knowledge of the challenges facing care leavers.