NYAS has today launched a new report, ‘Tackling Youth Homelessness in England and Wales.’ The report is the first in a new series of ‘Across the Border’ briefings, comparing policy and practice affecting care-experienced young people across England and Wales. It can be read here.

Our Across the Border briefings are created by drawing upon NYAS’ expertise of working with care-experienced young people in both countries, with the aim of encouraging collaboration between UK and Welsh government in tackling issues and identifying best practice.

Rita Waters, Chief Executive of NYAS said “Many of the challenges faced by care-experienced young people exist across both England and Wales. I am proud to launch NYAS’ ‘Across the Border’ briefing series that will help us identify where the best systems of support are and where they must be improved. We must learn from each other and uphold the rights of all care-experienced young people.”

Sharon Lovell, National Executive Director of NYAS Cymru said “Wales and England have an opportunity to work together to solve many of the difficulties and challenges that care experienced young people face, including youth homelessness. No young person should have pavements for pillows and every young person who is care experienced deserves a safe and loving environment to live and thrive.”