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Young people housing options and support


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Young people housing options and support 
7 August 2014, Birmingham
14 August 2014, CIH London office 
About the event 
Early studies show around 1.5million young people will be pushed towards living in the private rented sector in 2020. In addition an extra half a million young people will be forced to stay with their parents into their 30s. The lack of opportunities for homeownership for young people runs the risk of forcing young families out of the private rented sector and into homelessness. 
Homelessness has a serious impact on both the young people affected and the wider society. The cost of homelessness also has a large impact on the local community, with a higher use of health services, expensive temporary accommodation and prolonged periods on welfare benefits.
This summer, the Homes and Communities Agency and the Greater London Authority will be publishing a prospectus inviting organisations to bid for a share of £40m Department of Health funding for homelessness hostel refurbishment, and shared accommodation for low needs young people called the ‘Platform for Life’ programme. The investment programme will provide stable, transitional, shared accommodation for young people who are homeless or in insecure housing; accommodation that provides a positive environment from which to engage with work, training and education and to progress towards full independence. Mark Nicholas, Housing Management, Homelessness and Support at theDCLG and Local Government will share further information on the investment programme and discuss how the funding will be allocated at this one day event
Key experts in the sector will also inform delegates on how to deliver accommodation and support pathways that both offer young people a springboard to better things and meet local and national strategies priorities. It will also provide delegates with the opportunity to look at how their organisations can respond to the challenges ahead for young people and their housing options by providing practical and interactive sessions offering top tips and advice. 
7 reasons not to miss this event:
1) Latest research and practice: receive further information on the ‘Platform for life’ programme
2) Understand: gain a clear understanding of the current issues effecting young people including changes to welfare reform, poverty and homelessness
3) Knowledge and information: learn from credible and influential high profile speakers, leading housing professionals and practitioners
4) Debate: discuss and share your ideas on ‘what would young people want to be promised in the general election’
5) Engage in discussion: express your thoughts on young people and housing and support needs and also find possible solutions to the problems facing your organisation
6) Debrief paper: Receive a full and concise debrief summary after the event
7) Stay networked: An excellent opportunity to network with fellow housing professionals
Booking Information
CIH member rate: £240 + VAT
Standard rate: £280 + VAT
CIH student rate: £75 + VAT
For further information on speakers, sessions and further details: 
7 August 2014, Birmingham 
14 August 2014, CIH London office 


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