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Young people living in the YMCA

Somerville, P, Brown, P, Morris, GJ and Scullion, LC 2011, 'Young people living in the YMCA' , Social Policy & Society, 10 (4) , pp. 559-570.

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Abstract

This article presents interim findings and reflections from a case study of multiple excluded homeless people in Stoke-on-Trent. The article focuses on the experiences reported by a group of twelve such people living in the YMCA hostel. From the interviews, a large number of thematic structures were identified, of which only a few are outlined here, due to restrictions on the article length. The article concludes that the YMCA has had an important impact on their lives, mostly for the better, but the nature of this impact is complex and far from being fully understood.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Social Policy & Society
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1474-7464
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 15:18
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35750

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