Category Archives: youth homelessness

Youth Homelessness Campaign Update

Yesterday Rochdale Council became the fourth council to pass Young Labour’s motion on youth homelessness, as part of our priority campaign. The motion guarantees that councils will not turn away any young homeless person without, at the very least, giving … Continue reading

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Council passes first Young Labour motion!

Last night North Tyneside council became the first council to pass Young Labour’s motion about youth homelessness. This is fantastic news and now we need to build on this success! The motion states that councils should guarantee advice and assistance, … Continue reading

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Get involved in Young Labour’s first ever priority campaign!

Today Young Labour launches its first ever priority campaign: ‘Young, Hidden and Homeless’.  Every year 80,000 young people experience homelessness and the number of homeless households in England has risen by 25% in the past three years. We can and … Continue reading

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Criminalising squatting: the wrong solution to the wrong problem

Yesterday saw a new law come into force that criminalises squatting. Up to 20,000 people in England and Wales will face eviction, with notices already being reported in London. Those squatting in residential buildings could face six months in jail … Continue reading

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With homelessness increasing, now’s the time for Labour to act

Recent figures show that the number of homeless households in England has risen by 25% in the past three years.  In the same period, government spending on tackling homelessness has fallen from £213.7 million to £199.8 million. In a few … Continue reading

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Young Labour’s priority campaign

This weekend Young Labour members, at our conference in Newcastle, will, for the first time, choose a priority campaign.  I’ve written a piece for LabourList about the decision, which you can also read here. This weekend will mark a milestone … Continue reading

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