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Research

 

YMCA England carries out research into issues relevant to the young people in our care. Here are the most recent research papers.

Work in Progress

YMCA today launches new research highlighting the positive impacts of apprenticeships on young people (Wednesday 5 April 2017).

The report, called Work in Progress, is released ahead of the new Apprenticeship Levy that will require all UK employers with an annual wage bill of more than £3 million to pay a levy as part of the Government’s drive to create three million new Apprenticeships by 2020.

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Somebody Like Me

Young people are facing increasing pressures relating to their appearance. While a focus on the importance of appearance in society is by no means a new phenomenon, many young people today are struggling to escape the constant barrage of messages they receive about how they should look and how they should behave.

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#IAMWHOLE research report

A YMCA England report investigating the stigma faced by young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

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Family Misfortunes

This report examines the available evidence and statistics on the factors and characteristics of families currently living in poverty within the UK.

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The Big Ban Theory

YMCA England carried out research into legal highs usage among young people in England and Wales.

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Safety Net or Springboard?

This report examines the role of the job centre in helping young people to find employment and fulfil their potential.

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Uncertain Futures

With government proposals to withdraw automatic Housing Benefit entitlement for 18-21 year olds, research was carried out to assess what impact this would have.

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Delayed Until Further Notice – young people trapped by housing crisis

A new research report published by YMCA England on 20th January highlights the frustration many supported accommodation residents face as growing housing pressures leave them trapped and unable to move on to independent living.

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