YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL (YVJ) | ISSN: 2056-2969

Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is published by IARS Publications, a member of COPE. YVJ is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Information Services and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).

Karolina Gombert (2014) Young people, homelessness, UK welfare reform and food poverty in Scotland

For young people facing or at risk of homelessness in Scotland, on top of the socio-economic difficulties they face day to day, maintaining a healthy diet can be a challenge. This article draws connections between homelessness, young people, the ever changing Scottish policy environment and food poverty. It shows that current social policies in Scotland do not necessarily facilitate progress to independent living for young people; but worse, may be actively contributing to the homeless situation and hence food poverty of this group. Two concerns arise: firstly, the implications of malnutrition in young people, and secondly, a concern for social justice. This article sets the contextual background to the Foodways and Futures project (2013 – 2016), an action research project including young formerly homeless people in the Northeast of Scotland, aged 16 to 25.

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Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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IARS Publications is a not for profit independent, small publisher that was founded by Dr. Theo Gavrielides. It specialises in social sciences and research studies, has a  restorative justice series and it is also the publisher of the peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal.  

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