Centrepoint supports more than 9,000 homeless 16-25 year olds a year into a home and a job.

We think it's time to end youth homelessness in the UK.

How do we do this?


We know young people sleep rough every night - in parks, stairwells, under bridges and worse. But there are thousands more you don't see - spending the night on buses, on sofas or in the homes of strangers. They're escaping abuse, violence, gangs and fear. Many are homeless because they can't live with their family, or they have no family. More than 150,000 young people ask for help with homelessness every year.

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On the streets at 13

On an October night, Kyle found himself sleeping on the streets. He was just 13 years old. Bullying had changed his behaviour at school, leading to him getting into trouble and eventually being expelled. Arguments with his parents erupted and he was soon told to leave. He had no other family to turn to, and no friends. He was eventually allowed back home, but family life didn't get better. At 16, he was homeless again and sofa surfed for four months. On top of this, he had crippling mental health issues. His first experience of a hostel was difficult, but his second was a success. Kyle was helped into his own place and eventually reconnected with his family.

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You can make all the difference

It’s getting colder, but thousands of young people still don’t have a safe place to call home. Some find themselves bedding down on the freezing streets, others are resorting to desperate measures - like sleeping with a stranger - just to escape the cold.

Thousands of young people like Emma have to make these heartbreaking choices every day.  After a painful family breakdown, Emma found herself homeless at just 15. In order to stay off the freezing streets, her only option was a filthy drug-den. Tragically, her story is far from unique. We need your help to get homeless young people into a warm, safe room and on a path to independence. 

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We do amazing work Thanks to you

We provide a home. We help vulnerable young people get physically and mentally healthy. We get homeless young people back into education, training or work. We couldn't do this without your generous donations, fundraising and corporate support to make this happen. Thank you.

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Help homeless young people off the streets

By sponsoring a room at Centrepoint you can help a homeless young person leave homelessness behind for good. For just £12 a month you can help save lives and change lives.

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How we use your donation

We believe in being responsible and transparent with our finances. Your money helps us make an impact for homeless young people now and in the future. It pays for our support services and helps us invest in ways that bring us closer to ending youth homelessness for good.

For every £1 we spend, 77p goes directly on supporting young people, 22p goes on making sure we can support them in the future through fundraising and just 1p goes on administration and governance.

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Latest news

Councils need money to deliver the promises from the Homelessness Reduction Bill

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The Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its second reading in Parliament today… but the Bill is not enough to fix the homelessness problem.


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Prince William Joins Phil Collins, Ellie Goulding and Craig David at Palace fundraiser


Our Patron Prince William will join Phil Collins, Ellie Goulding and Craig David as we aim to raise £1.5M at our Centrepoint at the Palace fundraiser.…

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Centrepoint calls on public to sponsor a room for homeless young people

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What makes your home feel like a home? Chances are it’s not your flat screen telly or latest kitchen gadget - it’s the personal items: photos of your …

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Centrepoint chief exec launches passionate plea at Labour Conference

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Centrepoint chief executive Seyi Obakin launched a passionate plea at this week’s Labour Party conference that no young person should be left behind.

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Centrepoint at the Palace

Join us at this star-studded fundraising gala and awards evening at Kensington Palace, featuring performances from Craig David, Ellie Goulding, Dirty Vegas and Phil Collins.

This once in a lifetime event will raise money to ensure that Centrepoint can continue to provide homeless young people with a safe warm room, and the stability and support they need to turn their lives around. 

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Are you homeless, sofa surfing or at risk?

If you are rough sleeping, sofa surfing or don't feel safe in your home, we may be able to help.

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