Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people regionally in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK.
We aim to give homeless young people a future and we want to end youth homelessness by 2037.
Why 2037? Because we aspire to end homelessness for the next generation. As the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, we will deliver exemplar services for young people, and use the insight from these to campaign, influence, and orchestrate systemic change.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge has been our Patron since 2005 – following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana. Prince William would visit our hostels when he was a child and, when it was his turn to take over some of her patronages, Centrepoint was the first one he chose. He regularly visits us both in the public eye, but also in private, so he can meet and chat to the young people we support.
You've heard about the young people we support, but it's the people – the staff, the board, the partners, the ambassadors and our Patron – that make it happen every day. They take every pound raised and every bed made and turn it into a future for a homeless young person.
When her mum died, Abi’s relationship with her dad broke down. Scared he would turn violent, Abi felt she had no choice but to sleep rough. When Christmas Day came, she was all alone with nothing to eat and no one to talk to. But coming to Centrepoint was a turning point. Here she got a warm, safe room and received support to help rebuild her life.
In the last 50 years, thanks to our supporters, staff and volunteers, we’ve been there for thousands of homeless young people when they had nowhere else to turn.
But many more still have nowhere safe to sleep tonight. Let's change the story and end youth homelessness for good.
We help more than 10,000 homeless young people each year, but we need your help so we can reach even more. From joining an event to volunteering, there are so many ways you can get involved.
Join the amazing group who donate their time, skills and passion to change homeless young people's lives.
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During this tricky time, we must ensure that we fulfill our duty to protect our staff and young people. If you would like to view our risk assessments, you can see our form for our services and office locations.