By Phil Robinson

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Deals info and suggestion on easy methods to comprehend the desires of homeless teens, and the way to make sure they're supported larger. This ebook combines the study and perform to set up what works higher while assisting younger homeless humans and gives insights into their international via diary excerpts and interviews. what's early life homelessness? -- The features of younger homeless humans -- A background of teenage homelessness -- Geographical distribution of minor homelessness -- whatever to do : schooling, education and employment -- relatives : a aid or a problem? -- neighbors and buddies : assisting youth to keep up and rebuild social networks -- medications and alcohol : facing substance misuse -- Housing and aid : operating for sustainable futures -- The human issue : what works while responding to adolescent behaviour? -- the way forward for prone for the homeless

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MacDonald (1997) argues that UK and USA positions on underclass theory diverged and that while underclass in the USA tended to mean ‘race’, in the UK it meant ‘youth’. The popularity of underclass theory among conservative political circles in the UK may have influenced the decision to remove state benefit entitlements from 16- and 17-year-olds, a decision which structuralists have considered one of the main causes of youth homelessness (see below). Jones (1997) goes further and argues that New Right theorists persuaded the Conservative Government to remove the welfare safety net in a vain attempt to reduce homelessness by regulating demand.

In 1999, the Social Survey Division of the Office for National Statistics carried out a survey of homeless people in Glasgow, commissioned by the Greater Glasgow Mental Health Framework Steering Group (Kershaw, Singleton and Meltzer 2000). The results were presented in an age-banded format, so it is possible to separate out a core group of young homeless people, those aged between 16 and 24. Of this age group 49 per cent were found to be suffering from some form of neurotic disorder, whilst 37 per cent routinely engaged in ‘hazardous drinking’ and 41 per cent admitted to some form of drug dependence.

Conclusion The most striking characteristic of the single homeless generally, and young homeless people in particular, is their diversity (Kemp 1997). This heterogeneity has not been well captured in the rather simple 34 / WORKING WITH YOUNG HOMELESS PEOPLE stereotypes that have pervaded representations of homelessness in the media and in political debates. The young are the last of the subgroups within the homeless to be recognised, after the older (predominantly male) single homeless and homeless families.

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