Calls to boost mediation

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INVESTMENT in mediation services could help prevent thousands of young people from facing the “nightmare of homelessness”, a new report has said.

Around 6000 people aged 16 to 24 become homeless every year after their relationship with their family breaks down.

A new report by Edinburgh Cyrenians argued many of these cases could be avoided if mediation services, which can help resolve disputes between young people and their families, were better funded.