Centrepoint campaigns to influence national and local government policy that affects homeless young people.
We focus on areas of policy including housing, family and health. We also campaign to ensure homeless young people are getting the right support when it comes to their benefits and personal finance, education, skills and employment opportunities.
Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank collects local data from across the UK on the scale of youth homelessness. It also provides an insight into the type of interactions young people are having with their local councils and what support is being offered.
It's increasing difficult for vulnerable young people to move out of supported accommodation and live independently. In this video Billy Harding, our Policy and Research Officer, explains the barriers to young people accessing longer-term housing.
Our research shows that a shortage of affordable homes and increasingly restrictive welfare policies mean more and more young people are unable to find and secure suitable housing.
The stats for homeless young people are shocking. Our research estimates 103,000 young people asked for help from their local council in 2017/18 because they were homeless or at risk.
The best way to protect young people from the devastating impact of homelessness is to stop it from happening at all.
Youth homelessness is complex and a very different experience for each of the young people we support.
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