Understand how young people can access support and better accommodation.
For this workshop, 16 to 25 Independent People (“1625ip”) recruited fourteen participants; eight between the ages 16 to 25 with lived experiences and six adults working in the sector and over the age of 25.
Participants highlighted socio-political determinants, such as:
- Inconsistency in the system
- Lack of strong community
- Rising economic cost of living
- Age related support services
- Lack of integrated approaches
And they underlined the need for greater empathy in society.
This report aims to highlight the challenges young people face and give practical suggestions to remedy the situation. This study recommends inviting the City Council to discuss these findings and to co-produce solutions alongside young people.