Challenges, activities and resources from the Centrepoint engagement team.
The impact of COVID-19 has been huge, and inescapable for us all. But, for young people experiencing homelessness or social exclusion, it is even more devastating.
In homes and hostels across the country - bored and afraid - young people are looking at their phones and TVs searching for reassurance and hope. They seek a sense of connection and community, despite being alone in isolation.
Social networks have gone back to their origins. They are being used as the connecting tools which they were intended to be from the very beginning: bringing people together when they need it most.
And this is where you can help. Together we can help young people remain engaged, active and connected during self- isolation. Every two weeks, for as long as we are unable to deliver our usual Engagement programmes, we will be launching three exciting challenges around the themes of our regular activity: Arts & Culture, Sport, and Food. All activities and challenges can be done with minimal resources, in any space.
Pick from our current challenges below - and don't forget to let us know how you get on!
Choose your boxer name. Choose your entrance music. How would YOU enter the ring?
How are you feeling in isolation? Write a song, spoken word piece, poem or rap and let people know.
What is YOUR favourite recipe? What’s your go-to dish, the one you are proudest of… and which sums you up more than any other?
If you're a member of staff looking to get young people involved with a challenge, find out more information on our services and how to carry out the tasks safely here.