In summary, For the purposes of engaging with young people in order to determine their opinions about the decisions currently being made by Government in this area, a selection of ten young people aged between 15 and 17 were identified as participants currently enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The award centre this scheme was operating from was in a local youth centre. This is where the discussions took place and the outcomes documented for the benefit of this assignment. Part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme involves young people participating in voluntary and community work. Consequently the young people were already actively engaged in programmes of work that dealt with local issues and providing support and understanding for those issues. They were keen to be consulted on their views about community related work and in particular the concept of homelessness.The diversity of the group was mixed, although majoritively white. There were two participants of Asian descent and a mixed race Anglo-African young person. The group was reasonably confident in an environment that they knew and were familiar with some group members but not all.