Social Housing Sector: Youth Engagement

This study was commissioned by the Scottish Government in order to gain a better understanding of the baseline of youth engagement in the Scottish social housing sector.

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This report presents the findings of a Tenants Information Service (TIS) study, focused on the barriers that affect the success of youth engagement, whilst highlighting good practice that others can learn from.

A demographic that is often under-represented in tenant participation and engagement practices is young tenants. Establishing meaningful opportunities to increase youth engagement in housing and wider community services remains an ongoing challenge.

In its research, this study considers:

Young tenants are typically recognised throughout the social housing sector as 16-24 – however, for the purposes of this study, research extends to the age of 34.