So young So Alone

By making a donation to Centrepoint, you can help a young person like Ben leave homelessness behind for good. 

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£18 Could help pay for a safe bed

It might be the first good night's sleep they've had in months. Your donation could make sure homeless young people have a safe, warm place to stay this Christmas and help end youth homelessness in the UK.

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£50 Could help provide counselling

From family breakdown to rough sleeping, homelessness is tough on mental health – especially at Christmas. Your donation could mean a young person has access to mental health support. 

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£144 Could help sponsor a room

Your gift will not only help provide a warm, safe room for up to a year, but it will also go towards providing vital support such as functional skills workshops, and access to our sport engagement programmes.

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Why your help is needed

93% of homeless young people who've slept rough think no one cares.* Simply having a Christmas dinner together and joining in group activities can mean the world to a homeless young person like Ben. With your help this Christmas, we can provide young people with the support they need to start a positive future.


Your Christmas gift could start a future

At Centrepoint, futures start for young people like Ben. Your gift can help give a young person:

  • Housing with a warm, safe room at Centrepoint.
  • Emotional and practical advice so they can rebuild their confidence.
  • Companionship and opportunities to overcome isolation.
  • The practical skills they need to find and stay in a job.
  • Important life skills, like managing their money, to help them to move on and lead independent lives.

Centrepoint in numbers

Centrepoint provides housing for homeless young people: a graphic representing that young people move on positively after leaving Centrepoint.

86 per cent of Centrepoint young people move on positively.

An icon representing Centrepoint provides support from those leaving supported accommodation.

With our partners, we support more than 10,000 homeless young people each year. 

A graphic representing Centrepoint's public purse savings.

We save the public purse £20,000 for every young person we work with.



One night, Ben woke up to find that he couldn’t move his legs. About a week later, Ben went into hospital where he was diagnosed with kidney stones and sciatica in both legs. But worse was to come – a family member told him he couldn’t go back home. It was Christmas Day. All alone and with nowhere to go, he was discharged with only the clothes he was wearing, his phone and medication. Ben ended up sleeping rough for a week. Thankfully, a few weeks later Ben was referred to Centrepoint. Today, he lives independently and following his dream of becoming an engineer.

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Help save lives and change lives today

Homeless young people often resort to desperate measures to survive – and your gift will help provide more than a roof over a young person’s head. It can help offer a safe place where they can gain access to education, counselling and apprenticeships until they're ready to move on.

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We use models and change the names of the young people we work with to protect their identity, however, all stories are true and as told by the young person.

* Stat from Centrepoint's research "Out of reach: young people's experience of rough sleeping and sofa surfing", 2015.