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Young People - housing options and support

7 September 2017, CIH London office

About the event

‘There are 8.3 million people between the ages of 16 and 25 in the UK and they all need somewhere to live’.

Early studies indicate that more young people will be pushed towards living in the private rented sector or forced to stay with their parents into their 30s. The lack of opportunities for homeownership for young people means they are increasingly limited to more expensive options in the private rented sector, But with a limited supply of more affordable social homes for rent, they face the real prospect of becoming homeless.

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.

The extension of local housing allowance rates to social sector tenants will leave many young people unable to find any affordable housing options in their area. As a result many organisations are now considering developing a new offer, based around shared accommodation for younger tenants. Hear from organisations managing this kind of accommodation and learn from their experiences.

This one day event will address the current housing options and solutions available for young people and also look ahead to what the housing system will be like for young people in 2020. Key experts in the sector will 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.


5 reasons not to miss this event

1. Understand: gain a clear understanding of the current issues effecting young people including changes to welfare reform, poverty and homelessness
2. Knowledge and information: learn from credible and influential high profile speakers, leading housing professionals and practitioners
3. Debate: discuss and hear experiences of developing a new offer for shared accommodation
4. Engage in discussion: express your thoughts on housing and support needs for young people and also find possible solutions to the problems facing your organisation
5. Stay networked: An excellent opportunity to network with fellow housing professionals


Who should attend

These one day events will be of interest to those involved in housing strategy and commissioning, as well as service development and service provision for young people. Housing advice staff and people from specialist organisations working with young people will also find the event of interest.

Booking information

CIH Member rate - £105 +VAT
Standard rate - £145 +VAT
Student rate - £50 +VAT

The delegate price includes a series of keynote, all refreshments and lunch. If you are a CIH member continue your personal development by gaining 4 hours towards your CIH Continuing Professional Development.

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