Help for young people facing homelessness

This blog introduces TheSite’s new housing section – the first phase of YouthNet’s response to the housing crisis engulfing young people in the UK today. Understanding the problem The story started over a year ago. Funded by Nominet, we brought together housing and homelessness experts … Continue reading

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Hidden Homelessness in Young People

We started with an issue – homelessness in young people. We knew various external factors were combining to create a perfect storm of homelessness for young people. Changes to the welfare benefits system. The lack of affordable housing stock. The … Continue reading

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How young people use mobile phones to seek help

YouthNet has completed the first stage of a research project funded by the Nominet Trust that looks at how young people use mobile devices to meet their support needs. The research, involving more than 1,000 young people, consisted of online … Continue reading

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The role of online and online peer support for young people who self-harm

  YouthNet and five other organisations in Denmark, Italy, Slovenia and the UK* have just launched a Good Practice Guide by practitioners for practitioners providing a ground-breaking framework on how to support young people who self-harm through online and online … Continue reading

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Do-it Volunteer Satisfaction Survey 2012

This year’s Do-it Volunteer Satisfaction Survey highlights the capacity problems the sector is facing trying to meet the demands from people wanting to volunteer. Our survey of over 2,000 volunteers who registered on Do-it in 2011 suggests that one in … Continue reading

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Do-it Partner Survey 2012

In January 2012, 179 of the 665 Do-it partners completed a questionnaire exploring their experiences and perceptions of Do-it. The main findings were as follows: Of the 179 respondents that completed the survey, 150 used V-Base:  83% of V-Base users … Continue reading

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Alcohol and sex: Young people’s attitudes and behaviours

YouthNet has been funded by the Department of Health to run a project which aims to develop audio and written content that explores the correlation between alcohol consumption and high-risk sex.  As part of this project, between the 5th of … Continue reading

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Do-it Volunteer Satisfaction Survey 2011

A questionnaire exploring satisfaction with Do-it and the volunteer experience was sent to all those who registered on Do-it between January and December 2010. By the time the survey closed, there had been 2,615 responses (out of the 229,968 registered … Continue reading

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Fear and hoping in the UK

To mark YouthNet’s 16th birthday, we conducted a survey called ‘Fear and Hoping in the UK’ to explore young people’s fears and hopes for their future, as well their attitudes to work , education, housing and family affairs and global … Continue reading

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Youth In Action- How young people look for information online

This research has been undertaken as part of the “European Digital Youth Information Project” (EDYIP), a networking project on the theme of online information and advice for young people. The aim of the research is to provide insights into the … Continue reading

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