Young People and Adversity: Stories of resourcing and resourcefulness

Despite recent investments in youth services, many young people with complex needs still struggle to secure the resources they need. Understanding how to better resource these young people is essential if we are to improve their wellbeing and outcomes. Drawing on the life stories of disadvantaged young people, this project aims to provide new evidence on the way they understand, approach, and use formal and informal resources in the context of changing circumstances and biographical trajectories over time. This evidence will drive services that are responsive to young people’s needs, cultivate their capacities for resourcefulness, and complement the other resources they have available.

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