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 Helpl…

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A day in the life: Stephen Geale, Senior Psychotherapist

10 October, 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day and, coincidentally, World Homelessness Day. With this in mind, we thought there was no better time to speak to our Senior Psychotherapist, Stephen Geale, who works as part of London’s Health & Wellbeing team, about what it’s like to work for Centrepoint and why mental health services are such an important part of what we offer.

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Achieving goals

13 March, 2019

Craig McManus, Our Senior Development Officer, introduces our engagement programme, and reflects on …

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All I Want For Christmas: 'Found Families' Make The Festive Period Worth Celebrating

18 December, 2019

Former Centrepoint resident Dale Taylor-Gentles tells us why Christmas can often feel like the loneliest time of year for young people without a stable family structure, and how the idea of a 'Found Family' meant he could look forward to the holidays again.

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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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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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Centrepoint at the Chelsea Flower Show

22 May, 2019

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an incredible annual show held every year and admired by people acros…

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Centrepoint marks 50th anniversary with Charity Gala

08 November, 2019

​The evening at London's Roundhouse will feature performances from Duran Duran and Rita Ora, DJing from Nick Grimshaw, and Claudia Winkleman and James Nesbitt on hosting duties. 

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Centrepoint Residents Ask Crucial Questions at the General Election Housing Hustings

06 December, 2019

Last night Centrepoint took part in the National Housing Hustings, with current and former residents given the opportunity to ask crucial questions on the housing crisis.

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Centrepoint teams up with charities to demand focus on homelessness this general election

12 November, 2019

In the lead up to next month's General Election, Centrepoint, Shelter, Homeless Link, Depaul UK, Crisis and St Mungo's have come together to launch new campaign 'End Homelessness Now'.

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Centrepoint's Campaign Reaches Parliament

07 February, 2020

This week MPs debated the Chance to Move On campaign, following a visit to 10 Downing Street, where Centrepoint residents presented a petition of over 20,000 signatures.

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Centrepoint's new modular homes will tackle youth homelessness and unemployment

14 October, 2019

Centrepoint has launched the biggest capital investment plan in its 50-year history: to deliver 300 new modular homes across London and Greater Manchester by 2021.

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Coming to Sleep Out 2019? Here’s everything you need to know…

31 October, 2019

Whether you’re an SO aficionado or new to the tradition, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Sleep Out.

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Creating Safe Spaces for homeless LGBTQ+ Youths

14 February, 2020

LGBT young people make up 24% of the youth homeless population. February marks LGBT Awareness Month, and so we're asking the all-important question: how can we ensure we create safe spaces for members of the LGBTQ+ community without a place to stay?

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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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Homes for the future: Why young people’s housing needs should be taken seriously this election

30 November, 2019

Centrepoint’s research and policy officer Billy Harding makes the case why all political parties need to deliver on their housing promises at this general election.

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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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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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More Needs To Be Done To Support The UK's Young Carers

30 January, 2020

For Young Carers Awareness day, here's what it's like to be a young carer for someone you love - and what we can do to help.

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Night Buses & Homeless Young People

17 February, 2020

Research shows more homeless young people are turning to the night bus as a place for shelter than ever before - but they can be an incredibly dangerous place for a young person to be.

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No place to spend Christmas: new research into experiences of youth homelessness

15 November, 2019

Over the Christmas period last year, an estimated 22,000 young people sought help because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness. Centrepoint’s policy and research officer Billy Harding discusses new research into the experiences of homeless young people across England and Wales.

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Our longest serving Sleep Out partner on why your business should join the cause

14 November, 2019

There’s still time for you and your business to join us in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 21 November. And if you’re still not sure whether to don your thermals, let ludlowthompson, our longest serving corporate Sleep Out partner, convince you.​

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Sleep Out Tips and Tricks From Our Regular Sleepers

18 November, 2019

Sleep Out has finally begun, and we’re seeing people grabbing their thermals up and down the country to join us in raising money for London’s homeless young people. But if you’re new to Sleep Out, our regular corporate Sleep Out-ers give you their best tips and tricks to get you through the night and beyond.

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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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Why We Got Involved: The Co-operative tell us why Sleep Out is so important to them

29 November, 2019

In 2019 we had people from both corporations and community bringing their sleeping bags along the join us at events up and down the country this year - including one of our long-serving corporate partners, The Co-operative Bank. Here's why they get involved year after year.

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