Abdul, a Centrepoint young person.

Welcome to Centrepoint: The UK's leading youth homelessness charity

Together with our partners, we support more than 10,000 homeless young people each year. 

At Centrepoint, we help vulnerable young people by giving them the practical and emotional support they need to find a job and live independently. 

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Statistics The scale of youth homelessness

The figures for homeless young people are shocking. Our research revealed that in 2017/18, an estimated 103,000 young people approached their local authority because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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What is youth homelessness?

We know homeless young people are sleeping rough on the streets every night. But there are thousands more you don't see. 

Our support services

We provide accommodation, health support and life skills to get vulnerable young people back into education, training and employment.

Our impact

Thanks to our supporters, we've been one of the most effective charities that help homeless young people for almost 50 years.

A young woman who can't return home because of a relationship breakdown with her family.

Real stories: "Why don't you just go home?"

For some young people, going back to their families isn't an option. Many young people become homeless because of family problems and relationship issues. 

Centrepoint is here to make sure vulnerable young people have somewhere safe to stay.

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How we help homeless young people

Graphic representing Centrepoint's locations in the UK.

We operate 60 services providing support to young people across the UK.

Centrepoint provides bed spaces for homeless young people.

We provide 1,271 bed spaces for homeless young people.

Centrepoint provides housing for homeless young people: a graphic representing that young people move on positively after leaving Centrepoint.

86 per cent of young people move on from Centrepoint positively.

An image of Nadia, who Centrepoint helped to support.

Help homeless young people off the streets

As one of the dedicated youth homelessness charities in the UK, we're determined to get vulnerable young people off the streets.

By sponsoring a room at Centrepoint you can help a 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 now

Centrepoint's homeless support services. Call our Helpline if you are ever in need of support.


If you're rough sleeping, sofa surfing or don't feel safe in your home, The Centrepoint Helpline is here to support you. We can support you and give you help with housing if you're at risk of being homeless. 

You can also get in touch if you're worried about a young person. 

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