Centrepoint supports more than 9,200 homeless young people each year in London, Manchester, Sunderland and Yorkshire, and through partner charities across the UK.

We think it's time to end youth homelessness.

What We Do


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.

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On the streets at 13

On a cold 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.

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.

What we do

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The Big Broth

We're soup-er excited to launch our new competition to find the nation's tastiest homemade soup recipe. The Big Broth will give one lucky amateur cook the chance to have their delicious recipe produced by Yorkshire Provender. Waitrose will also stock the winning soup in shops, with a 20p donation from each pot sold going to Centrepoint.

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SAR Nadia

Help homeless young people off the streets

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

Sponsor a Room today

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, 76p goes directly on supporting young people, 23p 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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Are you homeless, sofa surfing or at risk?

If you're rough sleeping, sofa surfing or don't feel safe in your home, the Centrepoint Helpline is there to support you. You can also get in touch if you're worried about a young person. Click on the helpline logo for more information.