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The upstream Cymru story: a tale of international exchange, collaboration and persistence

MacKie, Peter ORCID:, Austin, Sam, Beecher, Frances, Doherty, Erin ORCID: and Harries, Talog 2021. The upstream Cymru story: a tale of international exchange, collaboration and persistence. Parity 34 (8) , pp. 55-57. 10.3316/informit.198174614738533

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2017 was a memorable year. The End Youth Homelessness Cymru (EYHC) coalition was launched with a goal of ending youth homelessness in Wales within 10 years. The Coalition's goals were supported by the First Minister of Wales at the time, Carwyn Jones, who stated: 'We believe we have a wonderful opportunity here in Wales to deliver real change. If we can put a man on the moon, we can surely end youth homelessness in Wales'. There was a collective will to rethink responses to youth homelessness in Wales by prioritising prevention and a real appetite for new approaches. In 2018, news about the success of The Geelong Project (TGP) in Australia reached Wales and by 2020 Upstream Cymru had been launched. This brief article tells the story of the development and implementation of the initiative.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
ISSN: 1032-6170
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 December 2021
Date of Acceptance: 19 October 2021
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 17:39

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