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Centrepoint supporting homeless young people in Manchester

Centrepoint has merged with YPSF to provide life changing support to young people in the north west

Centrepoint's unique model of support is now available to young people in Manchester

Centrepoint has expanded to Manchester by merging with The Young People’s Support Foundation (YPSF). Together we’ll be providing vulnerable 16-25 year-olds in Manchester with a job and a home.

Centrepoint has worked with YPSF for many years and we’re incredibly excited to be bringing 30 existing members of YPSF staff into our team, and to be offering our life changing support to young people in Manchester.

Our Director of Housing and Support Martin Gill said: 'We’re hugely proud to have the opportunity to help homeless young people in Manchester realise their potential and leave homelessness behind for good.

'Times have rarely been tougher for them, or charities like ours who provide a vital safety net. Uniting with YPSF and drawing on the experience and local knowledge of our new colleagues over more than 30 years will help secure the future of the most vulnerable young people in the city.'

'We will bring Manchester’s people, businesses and institutions together to ensure homeless young people achieve the two things they need most to turn their lives around: a home and a job.'

From now on, we'll be helping homeless young people achieve their potential together under the Centrepoint name.

Working in Manchester will mean that our unique model of support is now available to young people in London, Yorkshire, the north east and the north west.

Kate Macdonald, former CEO of YPSF, said: 'YPSF’S aim has always been to help young people to find and maintain a home life that’s safe and secure, with the means to support themselves, live healthily and be free from harm.

'Having worked in partnership with Centrepoint for many years, I have absolutely no doubt that we share the same values and that mission. Combining strengths can only lead to a more positive future for the vulnerable young people in Manchester who need us most.

'It will allow brilliant staff to be even more ambitious for homeless young people and build on great work, of which I am so proud to have been a part.'

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