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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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 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 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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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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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 Centrepoint supports homeless young mums and their children

29 March, 2019

This Mother’s Day, Hayley from our Health team describes how she worked with local businesses to cre…

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It's time to talk about mental health

06 February, 2019

Elena Derbyshire, Mental Health Advisor at Centrepoint, explains how we can challenge stigma and get…

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Life saving advice

08 May, 2019

If you met a young person who was homeless or at risk, would you know how to help them?

Most people…

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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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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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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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PIE: An Introduction To 'Psychologically Informed Environments'

23 August, 2019

Centrepoint has implemented a ‘Psychologically Informed Environment’ (PIE) across the organisation. Here, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Dr Helen Miles, explains what this will mean for the charity and our homeless young people. 

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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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Providing access to legal advice for homeless young people

15 March, 2019

Nina Calder, Connect Legal Advice Clinic Coordinator, explains how our partnerships help homeless yo…

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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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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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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 Derbyshir…

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The book to pick up this National Read a Book Day: Four Feet Under

06 September, 2019

Four Feet Under by Tamsen Courtenay takes an in-depth look at the lives of London’s homeless.

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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 Food Point: One year on

16 September, 2019

Here, we take a look back over the success of the social supermarket and why it's so invaluable to the young people Centrepoint supports.

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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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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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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 does a good professional relationship look like for homeless young people?

26 February, 2018

Centrepoint wouldn't be successful without positive relationships between homeless young people and …

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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 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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