We make the road by walking. Health and social care partnership to tackle homelessness

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


In 2018/2019 in Scotland, 28% of all homelessness applications are from young people. There are complex needs affecting both the young person and their families. The challenges of increasing collaboration between services should be a key priority in the context of youth homelessness policy implementation.
This knowledge exchange programme on youth homelessness used a Reflexive Mapping Approach methodology structured around the Youth Homelessness Trajectory through the services.
Programme aims:
- To provide a space for meaningful interaction between different sectors to share research findings, policies, practices and lived experiences towards an integrated agenda of multi-sector cooperation of services that addresses different stages of homelessness affecting young people.
- To collect experiences from homeless youth that will identify key elements of service provision they find are essential to meet their needs at the right time of their journeys.
- To build a platform to discuss new channels to capture homeless youth’ views that will maximize access and engagement to services through a process of building trust, mutual respect and critical commitment with the health and social care pathways for youth homeless as they transition from homelessness to home and from adolescence to adulthood.
Period20 Mar 2019
Event titleScottish Universities Insight Institute funded Seminar 1 – Helping young people feel at home in Scotland: Building Collaborative and Integrated Services for Youth Homeless through a Reflexive Mapping Approach for Health and Social Care Integration
Event typeSeminar
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map