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Learn more about Centrepoint's programmes, policy and research work – from the people at the frontline of youth homelessness.

6 ways to help homeless young people in cold weather

18 January, 2019

Spotted a young person out on the streets that you’re worried about?

Laura from Centrepoint’s Helpli…

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Achieving goals

13 March, 2019

Craig McManus, Centrepoint’s Senior Development Officer, introduces our engagement programme to get …

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Breaking the cycle of abuse

03 December, 2018

This year, 25 November-10 December marks the international campaign of 16 Days Against Domestic Viol…

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Six reasons why leaving care sometimes isn’t the step forward it should be

18 July, 2017

Nobody should become homeless as a result of leaving care, but our new research shows that more than…

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Housing benefit now protected for all young people

03 January, 2019

After years of campaigning, the regulations which reinstate housing benefit for young people aged 18…

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It's time to talk about mental health

06 February, 2019

This Time to Talk Day, Elena Derbyshire, Mental Health Advisor at Centrepoint, explains how we can c…

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Making homeless young people count

12 November, 2018

Centrepoint's new research reveals over 103,000 young people in the UK are homeless or at risk.

Hann…

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More than a number: scale of youth homelessness revealed

03 May, 2018

Our research estimates 86,000 young people asked for help from their local council in 2016-17 becaus…

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Our New Year's policy resolutions

02 January, 2019

With 103,000 homeless young people approaching their local council because they were homeless or at …

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Preventing homelessness for young prison leavers

13 June, 2018

Many people leave prison without a clear plan for where they are going to live.

Abigail Gill, Centre…

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Providing access to legal advice for homeless young people

15 March, 2019

Nina Calder, Connect Legal Advice Clinic Coordinator, explains how, thanks to a number of partnershi…

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Quality youth work is key to preventing crisis for young people

04 March, 2019

Billy Harding, Policy and Research Officer, talks about the importance of youth work in tackling iss…

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Ready to Move On

31 October, 2018

Vicky Nevin, Centrepoint's Public Affairs Officer, introduces our new report exploring the barriers …

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Supporting homeless young people's mental health at Christmas

21 December, 2018

Christmas is often a difficult time for the young people we support at Centrepoint.

Elena Derbyshire…

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The Food Point: Centrepoint's Social Supermarket

26 September, 2018

Nadeen Haidar and Isabel Rice, Centrepoint's dietitians, introduce The Food Point – our pioneering n…

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The Homelessness Reduction Act: one year on

07 March, 2019

Vicky Nevin, Centrepoint’s Public Affairs Officer, and Ffion from our Helpline Team discuss the roll…

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The Homelessness Reduction Act: will it work for young people?

16 May, 2018

The new legislation marks a real turning point in the fight to tackle and ultimately prevent homeles…

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The Youth Obligation: does it work

30 January, 2019

The government’s flagship youth unemployment programme aims to provide unemployed 18 to 21 year olds…

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UGLY Tribe: understanding girls like you

08 March, 2019

This International Women’s Day, Letricia Black, life coach and founder of U.G.L.Y Tribe, introduces …

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Universal Credit U-turn is a step in the right direction but flaws remain

22 November, 2017

Paul Noblet, Centrepoint’s Head of Public Affairs, welcomes the government’s decision in the Budget …

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