The Combatting Youth Homelessness is a funding programme supports young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the communities where we work.
Young people are three times more likely to have been homeless in the last five years than older adults. 225,000 young people in London have stayed in an unsafe place because they had nowhere safe to call home and only one in five aged 16-24 seek help from the council. Welfare reform and the housing crisis are only worsening the situation. Despite the evident need to support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, services for young people have had their funding squeezed significantly over the last few years.
Through this funding programme, we are aiming to support those in need to access good quality, sustainable housing solutions, as well as helping at-risk young people to avoid homelessness.
This is a one-off programme and all funding has now been allocated. There are no current plans to make any further grants under this programme.