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Co-hosted by LSE Housing and Communities (CASE) and the LSE Homelessness Initiative

POSTPONED - TO BE REARRANGED. Homelessness in London: Why youth homelessness needs its own solution

Tania Burchardt (CASE, LSE), Ellie Benton (LSE Housing and Communities), Lilly Walker (Centrepoint), Meghan Roach (New Horizon Youth Centre)

Tuesday 04 June 2024 18:30 - 20:00


MAR 1.10, 1st floor, The Marshall Building, 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LY


About this event

An estimated 20,000 young people in London were experiencing homelessness, or were at risk of homelessness, in 2022/23. This represents a 10% increase compared to 2021/22, with a similar trend seen nationally. Crucially, estimates suggest that 48% of all young people experiencing homelessness do not contact their local authority, or face barriers in doing so. The event will explore why youth homelessness in London has increased; the special needs of young people experiencing homelessness; the challenges for London’s local authorities and voluntary organisations in addressing these issues; and proposals for helping solve the problem of youth homelessness. The event will build on recent LSE research in partnership with New Horizon Youth Centre, which explored young people's experiences of interacting with local authority homelessness services in London. We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday 4th June, 6:30 to 8:00pm for a discussion of the specific context to, and possible solutions for, the youth homelessness challenge in London. The event will be followed by a reception in the new Marshall Building at the LSE.

For further information and papers, when available, please contact:

The CASE team, Email: case@lse.ac.uk.