Although we can’t visit schools during the coronavirus lockdown, we’re working hard to bring our education work to young people and their families at home.  Ensuring that young people have knowledge and understanding of youth homelessness and support available to them is one of our key aims so we have developed a variety of resources that can be used at home.

We know that the current government guidance to stay at home can put increasing pressures on families and that many young people are at an increasing risk of homelessness as a result.

Resources

In response to this, we’re temporarily replacing our interactive workshops with downloadable resources, webinars and videos for schools and families, suitable for home education.

These raise awareness of youth homelessness and the associated risks as well as informing young people of the ways they can find support with such issues. They are also suitable to be used in a classroom setting for those school that are still opening their doors to students during this crisis.

Get your free homelessness education resource here:

Understanding Youth Homelessness

Support

In addition to our education resources, our family work services are still available to provide vital support to young people and their families to help prevent relationships reaching crisis point. Find out more about accessing support in London, Manchester, Sheffield and the North East here.

Our education team is also creating resources to support home schooling and a toolkit for young people, parents and carers to support them in maintaining positive relationships during lockdown.

Training for teachers

And teachers won’t be left out – we’re currently adapting our existing professionals training to be delivered remotely to ensure that those who work with young people can feel confident to spot the warning signs and provide support for their students. Contact amy.smith@depaulcharity.org.uk to find out more.