After 2 weeks with StreetInvest I have explored both how an international organisation operates, both in the office and abroad, and how my research will feed into upcoming projects and my dissertation. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the charity and hope to continue discussing my dissertation and their work with them.
At the end of my first week at StreetInvest, now is the perfect time to reflect on what I have been doing, where I have come from and where I need to go. This week I have been spending my time sitting at a computer compiling data on homeless policy and frameworks for young people in the UK. This has been really interesting and I have learnt that it’s not surprising so many young people fall through the gaps in regards to both policy and provision. Continue reading
Having only met members of the StreetInvest team a few weeks ago my placement, with a mix of apprehension, uncertainty and excitement, now begins next week. This whole second year has been a blur of essays, field trips and exams. Now, my dissertation looms illustrating the time-old saying that time really does fly.
During exam season I haven’t had time to concentrate my attention on my dissertation idea. As a result, my idea has remained the same for some weeks. At the moment, I wish to explore LGB youth’s experiences of coming out and the subsequent impacts of this. StreetInvest’s work will help me to understand how this can often lead to displacement and youth’s becoming ‘street orientated’. Continue reading