We have come so far since last year, and we can't wait to share with you some exciting updates from across the organisation. Scroll down to read about our latest research, our strategy to end youth homelessness by 2037, key stats from 2020-21, and the chance to hold our own Sleep Out event! You can also find out the results of our most recent supporter survey...
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Centrepoint is needed more than ever before. But we need to make sure everything we do takes us one step closer to ending youth homelessness for the next generation.
Our strategy, ‘Change the Story: Ending Youth Homelessness All Together’ sets out how we will end youth homelessness by 2037. Why 2037? Because any young person born in 2021 will turn 16 in 2037, the year in which they may need help from Centrepoint. So we want to end homelessness for the next generation.
We cannot end youth homelessness by ourselves, but by working with governments, organisations and individuals across society. Through the fantastic work of our colleagues, delivering homeless prevention activity in Manchester, mental health support in Barnsley, parent and child services in Sunderland, routes into employment in Bradford, and Independent Living schemes in London, we will find exemplary and innovative solutions for young people.
We received an overwhelming response to our supporter survey in March - thank you so much to everyone who completed it. Click the button below to see a full breakdown of the results.
The last eighteen months have been an incredibly difficult time for young people all across the country, especially those facing homelessness.
Centrepoint’s new report, A year like no other: Youth homelessness during the COVID pandemic, reflects on the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable young people; youth unemployment, homelessness, poverty, mental health and the impact of government policy interventions during the pandemic.
It has now been over a year and a half since the initial lockdown, and we still have a long way to go before life returns to normal. The pandemic has taught us the fragility of life and the importance of supporting those who are more vulnerable than we are. It is essential that the Government ring-fences funding for youth specific accommodation and services, to give young people a fighting chance of having a job and a home as they move on to adult life.
See below to read the report in full.
For one night, give up the luxury of your bed and swap it to sleep somewhere unusual. Your own back garden, balcony or kitchen floor – maybe even the bath! As well as being a challenge, it is a great way to understand some of the realities that homeless young people face, while also raising money and awareness to help Centrepoint end youth homelessness.
You can take part in a group, as an individual, physically or virtually and you can set your own fundraising target – we suggest raising £100 per person taking part.
To set up your own Sleep Out and fundraising pages, click the link below!