Care leavers are being left behind - here's how we can help

01 November, 2019

This week marks National Care Leavers Week, and as such we're highlighting the challenges faced by many care leavers trying to find an affordable place to call home - and what can be done to help them settle into the next stage of their life with ease.

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Five ways homeless young people are affected by violence and exploitation

06 August, 2019

New research by Centrepoint highlights just how youth violence and criminal exploitation impacts on …

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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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Homeless young people must be heard in this General Election

21 November, 2019

Ahead of the General Election on 12 December, we must shine light on an unjust benefits system that is denying young people the chance to move on from homelessness. Public affairs and campaigns officer Vicky Nevin discusses Centrepoint’s Chance to Move On campaign.

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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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How To Register To Vote If You're Homeless

26 November, 2019

With the deadline for registering to vote ending at midnight tonight, homeless young people still have the chance to have their say. 

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How Universal Credit Can Prevent Youth Homelessness

05 June, 2020

Vicky Nevin, Centrepoint’s Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer, reflects on the success of the Chance To Move On campaign. Ahead of the Spending Review, she calls for greater government investment to prevent youth homelessness.

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Lisa Nandy Delivers Speech At Centrepoint

24 January, 2020

Last week Labour leader hopeful Lisa Nandy stood in a room at our Dean Street services, filled with journalists, young people and Centrepoint staff, to deliver a speech about why she deserves to be the next leader of the Labour party.

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Locked Out: Youth Homelessness during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic

17 July, 2020

Centrepoint’s policy and research officer Billy Harding talks about our new research on the impacts of Coronavirus on youth homelessness in England.

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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.

Han…

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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, Centr…

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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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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 isn't working

10 July, 2019

Last week, we met with Employment Minister Alok Sharma to discuss Universal Credit and how the gover…

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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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Traineeships: an important stepping stone

26 March, 2019

Vicky Nevin, Centrepoint’s Public Affairs Officer, makes the case for increased investment in traineeships and better access for young people who may otherwise have limited opportunities.

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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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Welcome reforms to Universal Credit

18 January, 2019

Billy Harding, Centrepoint’s Policy and Research Officer, explains the most recent changes to the Go…

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What is DSS discrimination? Everything you need to know

27 September, 2019

DSS discrimination affects the people who need homes the most. Here’s what you need to know – and how we can stop it from happening.  

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What's In Store For 2020

10 January, 2020

2019 was a great year for Centrepoint: we honoured a milestone anniversary, raised over £900,000 for our annual Sleep Out and saw our work reach more young people than ever. And now, for 2020, we've got plenty more to look forward to - Centrepoint CEO Seyi Obakin talks us through our plans for the year ahead. 

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What's it like to be young and homeless at Christmas?

02 November, 2018

Abigail Gill, Centrepoint's Policy and Research Manager, presents the research behind our Everyone S…

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Why is the welfare system trapping young people in employment?

09 October, 2019

For many young people claiming benefits, Universal Credit can be both a blessing and a curse. For those like Daniel, getting into non-standard employment meant his UC left him in detrimental financial difficulty.

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