Tackling youth homelessness

A YMCA England report has found that 72 per cent of those questioned believe that extra help could prevent the breakdown of family units and stop young people from leaving home. The survey of 50 parents of homeless or formerly homeless teenagers also revealed that 42 per cent of respondents found housing advice the most helpful intervention, particularly independent advice services. A spokesperson from the YMCA said they wanted to get the voices of parents and extended families to understand why young people felt they needed to leave home.