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6 ways to help homeless young people in cold weather

18 January, 2019

With temperatures dropping across the country, here are Centrepoint's tips on what to do if you see …

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Breaking the cycle of abuse

03 December, 2018

In the UK, 16-19 year-olds experience the highest rates of domestic abuse from a partner or a fami…

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

18 July, 2017

Young people leaving care are some of the most vulnerable in society. Without support from parents, …

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Housing benefit now protected for all young people

03 January, 2019

It was back in 2012 when David Cameron, then Prime Minister, first suggested young people should not…

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It's time to talk about mental health

06 February, 2019

Mental health problems affect one in four of us during our lifetimes. So why are people are still af…

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Making homeless young people count

12 November, 2018

In April 2018, the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force across England. Under this new legisla…

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More than a number: scale of youth homelessness revealed

03 May, 2018

There is no accurate source of information on the scale of youth homelessness in the UK.

That's why…

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Our New Year's policy resolutions

02 January, 2019

Happy New Year from everyone here at Centrepoint and a special thanks to everyone who supported us l…

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Preventing homelessness for young prison leavers

13 June, 2018

Young adults make up 16 per cent of the whole prison population, with over a third going on to reoff…

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Ready to Move On

31 October, 2018

Across Centrepoint’s services, almost one in five young people are struggling to move on from suppor…

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Supporting homeless young people's mental health at Christmas

21 December, 2018

Over Christmas, most people are busy shopping, preparing and looking forward to seeing friends and f…

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The Food Point: Centrepoint's Social Supermarket

26 September, 2018

Food insecurity is a problem nearly all Centrepoint young people face. It happens when someone doesn…

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

16 May, 2018

The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) came into force in April 2018, putting an important focus on th…

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The Youth Obligation: does it work

30 January, 2019

At Centrepoint, we welcome any government policy that means disadvantaged young people get extra hel…

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

22 November, 2017

In the run-up to this year's Budget, Centrepoint met with MPs to highlight a number of problems that…

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Welcome reforms to Universal Credit

18 January, 2019

Earlier this month, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd announced a number of change…

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

26 February, 2018

To be young and homeless is a very difficult position to be in. This is why the services offered by …

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

02 November, 2018

For thousands of young people, Christmas is not the happy time it should be.

While most of us will …

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