Useful Links

Teaching Controversial Issues, 2015 CCEA Resource ccea.org.uk
This guidance supports principals, senior leaders or managers and teachers to plan and develop approaches to teaching controversial issues at whole-school and classroom level.

CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit (2012) Tackling Controversial Issues in the Citizenship Classroom ubuntu.ie
This resource provides teachers with practical approaches and ideas for exploring controversial issues in Citizenship and other curricular areas.

Housing Executive (2017) Ending Homelessness Together – Homelessness Strategy for Northern Ireland 2017–22 nihe.gov.uk

The Many Faces of Homelessness in Northern Ireland assemblyresearchmatters.org
A blog from the Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service

Belfast Street Needs Audit 2016 nihe.gov.uk
Northern Ireland Housing Executive, The Welcome Organisation and Depaul Belfast City Centre Management

Famous people who were homeless

53 Celebrities Who Have Been Homeless ranker.co.uk

17 rich and famous people who were once homeless independent.co.uk

15 Rich And Famous People Who Were Once Homeless businessinsider.com

Education Resources

Shelter Cymru: Free Resources sheltercymru.org.uk
This service features teacher resources, digital stories and film links.

Australian Youth Homelessness Matters Resource schools.au.reachout.com
This national campaign site contains information on youth homelessness organisations, links to research and videos.

Herts Young Homeless Education Services hyh.org.uk

Young Money: Finance educational resources young-money.org.uk

Homelessness resources in the media

Homeless Documentaries documentaryaddict.com

BBC Famous, Rich and Homeless: The celebrities facing up to life on the street bbc.co.uk

BBC The Documentary Podcast: The Hidden Homeless bbc.co.uk

Real Stories: 'Evicted: The Hidden Homeless' (BAFTA Winning Documentary) youtube.com

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission & Simon Community NI: Homelessness youtube.com

'16 and Homeless' - A short film by the NIHE & NIYF youtube.com

End Youth Homelessness Campaign youtube.com

Homeless Link: Young and Homeless - what young people told us youtube.com

BBC Newsbeat: Young, Single and Homeless youtube.com

Young and Homeless in London: Homeless by Natasha Thompson, spoken word artist youtube.com

Shelter: Until there’s a home for everyone youtube.com

Centrepoint: Young People’s Stories youtube.com

Centrepoint: Young and homeless: your phone tells the story youtube.com

Centrepoint: You Better Believe It youtube.com

BBC Money Box: The Cost of Homelessness bbc.co.uk

London's Young Hidden Homeless and New Horizon Youth Centre youtube.com

Action For Children UK: Youth Homelessness youtube.com

Northern Ireland News

£600k guest house bill for 1,400 placements homeless people in Northern Ireland belfasttelegraph.co.uk
An article from the Belfast Telegraph about Housing Executive expenditure for housing homeless people.

Northern Ireland Homelessness ‘up by third’ in five years bbc.co.uk
A BBC report on increasing homelessness.

Homelessness in NI: Life on and beyond the streets bbc.co.uk
A BBC news article examining life on the street.

How close to homelessness am I? bbc.co.uk
An iWonder resource about homelessness.

RICS survey prompts fears that Northern Ireland is heading towards housing supply crisis irishnews.com
An Irish News article about housing.

Homelessness in Northern Ireland rises 32% in 5 years  belfastlive.co.uk
A Belfast Live article about the rise in homelessness.

What do we know about homelessness in NI?  niassembly.gov.uk
An overview of the extent of homelessness in Northern Ireland.

Homelessness in Northern Ireland niauditoffice.gov.uk
A Northern Ireland Audit Office publication about homelessness.

Comparison of homelessness duties in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland researchbriefings.parliament.uk
A UK parliament report on homelessness and the help available.

Support Organisations

Council for the Homeless Northern Ireland chni.org.uk

CRISIS crisis.org.uk

Northern Ireland Housing Executive nihe.gov.uk

Department for Communities communities-ni.gov.uk

Housing Advice NI housingadviceni.org

Housing Rights housingrights.org.uk

MACS Supporting Children & Young People macsni.org

Shelter, Northern Ireland shelterni.org

Simon Community, Northern Ireland simoncommunity.org

The Welcome Organisation homelessbelfast.org

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