Public services

Inequalities in the access of young people to information and support services

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Updated
03 July 2019
Published
03 July 2019
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Abstract

In recent years, concerns have been expressed at EU and national level that the combined stresses arising from school, parental expectations and societal pressures can make the transition to adulthood difficult for young people – with the risk of a long-lasting negative impact. One way of easing the transition is to provide appropriate information and support services during these critical life-changing years. However, it appears that not all young people have access to such services. This report describes the characteristics of the young people who face most difficulties in accessing social and health services, the types of services most relevant to them and the main challenges they face in accessing information and support services. It also looks at what service providers can do to ensure they reach young people in need of their support and presents innovative examples of how to tackle inequalities in access to services. 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    68
    Reference No: 
    EF19041
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1854-7
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-19-245-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/343095
    Catalogue info

    Inequalities in the access of young people to information and support services

    In recent years, concerns have been expressed at EU and national level that the combined stresses arising from school, parental expectations and societal pressures can make the transition to adulthood difficult for young people – with the risk of a long-lasting negative impact. One way of easing the transition is to provide appropriate information and support services during these critical life-changing years. However, it appears that not all young people have access to such services.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF190411
    Catalogue info

    Desigualdades no acesso dos jovens à informação e aos serviços de apoio

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Nos últimos anos, têm surgido preocupações a nível da UE e a nível nacional quanto às dificuldades que o conjunto das pressões exercidas pela escola, pelas expetativas dos pais e pela sociedade pode criar na transição para a idade adulta, e o risco de um impacto negativo duradouro. Uma forma de facilitar a transição consiste em prestar serviços de informação e apoio adequados durante estes anos cruciais de transformação. No entanto, constata-se que nem todos os jovens têm acesso a esses serviços. O presente relatório descreve as características dos jovens que enfrentam várias dificuldades no acesso aos serviços sociais e de saúde, os tipos de serviços mais relevantes para os mesmos e os principais desafios com que se deparam no acesso à informação e aos serviços de apoio. Analisa igualmente formas de os prestadores de serviços garantirem a assistência aos jovens que necessitam do seu apoio e apresenta exemplos inovadores de como combater as desigualdades no acesso aos serviços.

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