Youth, housing and jobs
Some observations on
leaving ‘home’ and
transitions to
independent living
Dr Howard Williamson
Pro...
Transitions and aspiration
Transitions
• Education and employment
• Families of origin to families of destination
• Depend...
Leaving home
When it works
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A time of own choosing
Personal (family) resources
Variety of forms of living toge...
Two stories

Mark’s flat, and my help

Getting over the Berlin Wall

© University of South Wales
Six key questions for youth policy

Sub heading
Small body copy or bullet point layout,
clear and concise messages.

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•...
Models for development
•

Combining vocational training and housing
Self-build, re-design and renovation

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Combining acc...
Conclusion – Transforming the
Cycle
•

Very different housing transition journeys
across Europe (the French research)

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Den 20 november bjöd Global Utmaning, tillsammans med Riksbyggen, in till ett rundabordssamtal om bostäder för jobb och unga. Detta var del 1 en serie av 4 samtal.

Tanken med samtalen är att lyfta fram och diskutera ungas perspektiv samt identifiera strategiska frågor.

Prof. Howard Williamson, European Youth Policies, University of South Wales, gav en europeisk utblick med avstamp i hans arbete.

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Youth, housing and jobs - Prof. Howard Williamson del 2

  1. 1. Youth, housing and jobs Some observations on leaving ‘home’ and transitions to independent living Dr Howard Williamson Professor of European Youth Policy © University of South Wales
  2. 2. Transitions and aspiration Transitions • Education and employment • Families of origin to families of destination • Dependent to independent living • Ascribed to achieved cultural identities Aspirations • Beware the ‘spectacular, deviant and bizarre’!! • Usually modest aspirations for the future - a job, a home, a car, holidays…… • Housing – dry, warm and adequate - Tai Cymru Management and Welfare Idealism or Pragmatism…. ‘get real!’ • Single issues and young people’s politics • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs • Ecology, sustainability, energy efficiency & saving the planet •Cost! © University of South Wales
  3. 3. Leaving home When it works • • • • • • A time of own choosing Personal (family) resources Variety of forms of living together Hidden support Boomerang kids Internal departure When it doesn’t work • • • • • No home; from public ‘care’ Forced departure Sudden departure No support Personal isolation © University of South Wales
  4. 4. Two stories Mark’s flat, and my help Getting over the Berlin Wall © University of South Wales
  5. 5. Six key questions for youth policy Sub heading Small body copy or bullet point layout, clear and concise messages. • • • • Bullet one Bullet two Bullet three Bullet four © University of South Wales
  6. 6. Models for development • Combining vocational training and housing Self-build, re-design and renovation • Combining accommodation and employment The Foyer movement (Havens and Springboards, by Colin Ward 1997) • Taster tenancies (RCT Homes) • A whole community approach (Netherlands) • © University of South Wales
  7. 7. Conclusion – Transforming the Cycle • Very different housing transition journeys across Europe (the French research) • Different transition journeys amongst different social groups of young people in the same country • This requires tailored responses and initiatives • But need: - recognition of the issues/challenges - connection with wider youth policy - convergence with youth aspirations © University of South Wales

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