ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

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Chloe knows sleeping rough can kill

At least she has some options:

  • Self harm to get a hospital bed
  • Commit a crime to get a night in a cell
  • Sleep with a stranger

Her other option is you.
Choose Centrepoint.

School or survival?

When you’re homeless, your priority is survival, not education. Centrepoint gives vulnerable young people a safe place to stay, but to overcome the trauma of homelessness they need specialist help and long term support to get back into education or work. With nowhere to live, no family to turn to and no one to support them, Centrepoint is their last chance to turn their lives around.

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The Nomura Centre

With support from Nomura, we will create The Nomura Centre, the UK’s first ever skills and employability centre specifically designed to meet the unique needs of homeless young people. Based in Camberwell, the centre will offer a safe space for more than 600 young people to access tailored educational courses, vocational training and work experience. From illiteracy and innumeracy and no hope for the future, young people will be given the skills and confidence to get a job and break the cycle of homelessness once and for all.

Get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved and help to fund The Nomura Centre.

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Sleep Out

Gain an insight into youth homelessness and take on the elements while raising vital funds with an exclusive Sleep Out just for Nomura staff.

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Run, walk, swim, survive

Challenge yourself with Centrepoint’s outdoor survival challenge, have a go at White Collar Boxing, run a marathon, try a triathlon or lace up your walking boots and get trekking!

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Live and loud entertainment

Enjoy the finest in stand-up at Laughing Point Comedy Gala, test the grey matter at our Ultimate Pub Quiz or see exclusive music performances at the Centrepoint Sessions.

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Special events

Celebrate the outstanding achievements of homeless young people at the Centrepoint Awards or tread the divots at our prestigious annual Royal Polo event.

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Young people need you!

Your skills and expertise are critical in helping homeless young people get qualifications and secure a job. We need mentors and study supporters for CV writing and interview skills workshops. If you’re a bit more handy, you can help us clear the site before we develop The Nomura Centre! We always need help painting, decorating and gardening our hostels around London. We also have volunteering opportunities at our events or if you’re strapped for time volunteer from your desk with our Power Hour data challenge.

Why choose Centrepoint?

Homeless young man on the street.

Save young lives

Young people who experience homelessness are twice as likely to die as their peers. It’s critical we break the cycle of homelessness and get these young people into a job and a home of their own.

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Be someone who cares

We need tangible support from Nomura employees. Become a buddy, help a young person move into their first home, be a mentor and help them pass their exams.

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Create a UK first 

The Nomura Centre would be the UK’s first skills and employability centre catering specifically for homeless young people. 

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Our Patron - HRH the Duke of Cambridge

Ending youth homelessness is not just about putting a roof over someone's head. It's about teaching a young person to read and write. It's about helping them to live with the consequences of abuse and neglect. Over the past decade I have met hundreds of courageous and inspiring young people trying to escape homelessness. Unfortunately, their courage alone is not enough.