Youth in crisis: guiding vulnerable young people towards adulthood

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26 Sep 2013
by Claire Windebank

Young people from all backgrounds face unprecedented challenges - from getting a fulfilling job to finding an affordable place to live.

Sadly, these challenges weigh more heavily on the shoulders of the vulnerable 16 – 25 year-olds we exist to support – people for whom our professional support can prove the difference between a happy, meaningful and productive adulthood and a life of prolonged social exclusion.

We know also that the young people we support – care leavers, young offenders, people with substance misuse issues and others – are facing considerable additional challenges that threaten to hold back their transition to adult life.

That is why, on World Homelessness 2013 (October 10th) Framework’s Annual Impact Briefing is exploring the considerable challenges faced by homeless young people. A panel of expert speakers and contributions from young people will be used to highlight the key challenges faced by the teenagers and young adults we support and to debate the best and most effective responses.

The event, Young People in Crisis – The Challenges of Guiding Vulnerable Young People Towards Adulthood – will take place between 2pm and 4pm at the Lindhurst Rooms, Mansfield Civic Centre. We will be looking in particular at the following four areas, all of which are currently causing great concern in services. These are:

  • The exploitative, damaging trade in Legal Highs
  • The unintended consequences of Welfare Reform
  • Domestic abuse and exploitation
  • Youth Homelessness
  • Intergenerational unemployment and lack of aspirations

This impact briefing has been convened to discuss these issues and to propose solutions.

We aim to share best practice and develop with partners a common approach to helping out most vulnerable young people

We will also be showing the short film Framework & Me, which features the stories of several young Framework residents. Below is a short preview featuring the story of Justin.

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If you wish to attend the event and learn more about this area of our work please click here to complete the online registration form.

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