ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

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WELCOME TO CENTREPOINT

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?

WHAT IS YOUTH HOMELESSNESS?

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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No one ever dreams of being homeless

Homeless young people have dreams and ambitions, but so many things stand in their way. Homelessness can take a huge toll on their mental and physical health, leaving young people vulnerable and exhausted. By making a gift to Centrepoint in your Will, you'd be supporting our work to bring homeless young people's dreams back within reach.

We provide accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment. 90 per cent of the young people that come to Centrepoint move on in a positive way. A gift in your Will gives Centrepoint the long term support we need to dream big for young people.

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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.

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, 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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Latest news

Housing benefit cuts risk more homelessness

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The Government has announced its decision to remove some 18 to 21 year olds’ entitlement to housing benefit. This cut will remove a vital safety net f…

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Four hostels for Sunderland’s homeless young people are at risk of closure

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Sunderland City Council has announced it would not be renewing funding for Centrepoint’s vital local services - meaning four hostels for Sunderland’s …

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'Hello, this is William at Centrepoint...'

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This morning our Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge joined us to launch the Centrepoint Helpline - the first ever advice service for young people who ar…

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Centrepoint's unique model of support is now available to young people in Manchester

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Centrepoint has expanded to Manchester by merging with The Young People’s Support Foundation (YPSF). Together we’ll be providing vulnerable 16-25 year…

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Sleep Out 2016

Sleep Out in 2017

For more than ten years, Sleep Out events across the country have helped raise funds and awareness for homeless young people.

Rough sleeping is on the rise. 28 per cent of UK young people have slept in an unsafe place because they had nowhere else to go. For the first time ever we're asking our supporters to help by holding their own Sleep Outs! Find out more about how to get involved.

Sleep Out in 2017

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.