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Life saving advice

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

Most people wouldn’t, and there’s a reason for that - homelessness is a complex issue, and every young person’s situation is different. But there are a few simple things you can do that could change someone’s life.

There are a few things you can do to help a young person who you think might be homeless or at risk.

  1. Talk to them. Ask if they are ok, and if they have somewhere safe to stay that night.

  2. Call the Centrepoint Helpline, or pass the number on. Free advice for anyone 16-25 at risk of homelessness, or if you're worried about someone else. 0808 800 0661 - save it in your phone now.

  3. Are they sleeping rough? Go to or call 0300 500 0914. A local outreach team will try and find them somewhere to stay. 

  4. Ask if they need anything. Food,a warm drink, gloves or phone credit. 

Can you help raise awareness of this life-saving advice by sharing our graphic below?

Many of the young people we support say they didn’t know where to turn when they found themselves with nowhere safe to stay. And the best advice they would give someone else in that situation is to call the Centrepoint helpline.

By getting this information out there, you could help a homeless young person find the support they need.