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About the network

The Housing Sector has provided support for children, young people and families in their communities of properties for many years. The prevalence of this practice has increased in more recent times due to the dual forces of decreasing public sector resources and increasing demands.

Responses to demand have been met individually by separate housing associations in a variety of ways. A housing association youth engagement group initially convened to share good practice and now aims to create benchmarks for good quality youth engagement and to develop and deliver a range of quality services for their young residents.

  • This network will generate both individual and collective leverage to inform and implement change.
  • It will create easier access to large scale support and resources.
  • It will also provide quality frameworks for members to work within, ensuring consistency and financial and operational efficiencies across all participating organisations.

1,000+

young people supported into jobs and training each year

Our members

HAYN is a structured network between Young People Services and Youth Teams from Housing Associations across the UK. Our shared aim is to provide quality services, accredited training and volunteering opportunities for young people aged 5-25 years old, within housing associations and their communities.