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London Youth Gateway, our partnership with five other leading homelessness charities, is now in its fifth year with latest figures giving further evidence of its effectiveness in helping homeless young people.

Funded by London Councils and led by New Horizon Youth Centre LYG brings together leading homelessness organisations Depaul: Alone in London, Depaul Nightstop, Shelter and LGBT Jigsaw to provide support to 16-25 year olds from across London.

LYG’s latest figures show that in 2017-18 it supported over 7000 young people, including assisting 685 to obtain emergency or intermediate short-term accommodation. An additional  605 people were helped to obtain settled accommodation while 446 were provided with mediation to help them repair their relationship with their family and to return home.

Mental health is a huge challenge for disadvantaged young people, so it’s great to see that 1,401 reported improved mental health after the support provided by the partnership. Improved employability was also a highlight with 709 young people helped to improve their job skills, while a further 844 were assisted to resolve debt, benefit or financial issues.

We’re so proud to have been able to lead the LYG partnership since 2013 and very happy to see figures which prove how effective the initiative has been in aiding the most vulnerable young people in our society.

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