Is about giving parents and young people the relevant and realistic information they need to come to their own decisions. Evidence shows that young people are staying at home longer where this is an option. Understanding what the housing options are in the local area and being able to plan for the future is important for all young people and their families. Identifying gaps in supply and meeting the needs of those who have no option to remain at home is a key role for public authorities and housing providers.
The Positive Pathway framework proposes a universal offer of access to information and advice for young people and their families or carers to help them understand the housing options available and to inform decisions they make.
For those at risk of homelessness or unable to meet their housing needs through their own resources and networks there is a need to advise, assist and provide access to planned options at an early stage before a crises emerges. For those facing homelessness there should be an integrated service response, with access to a range of supported housing options via a targeted and integrated single point of entry.