Book News: June 24th, 1999

By Tom Bentley and Kate Oakley

This is the final report of a unique project which consulted 150 young people aged 14 to 24 throughout the United Kingdom. Between them they had experience of homelessness, school exclusion, the care system, family breakdown, abuse, unemployment, drugs and crime. The Real Deal presents a direct and authoritative picture of life for the young people growing up with social exclusion today and draws out the implications for policy. Issues covered include: community and identity, learning and working, housing and homelessness, politics and government, drugs and recreation, family and support.

Published by Demos +44 – (0) 171 321 2200. ISBN 1898309 83 3. 11 pounds 95p