To end youth homelessness, we need to know how many people experience homelessness and what happens to them when they seek help.
Our Youth Homelessness Databank brings together all the information available to build the clearest picture possible.Find data in your area
Family or friends no longer able to accommodate60%
Other or Not Known13%
End of tenancy10%
Non-violent relationship breakdown with partner5%
Left institution with no accommodation available2%
Young people who approach their local authority for help should be given support to prevent or relieve their homelessness. This might include support to access housing, mediation to rebuild family relationships or financial assistance.
A safe, warm room is the first crucial step to breaking the cycle of homelessness.
Centrepoint gives homeless young people a place to stay while they get the help they need to move on to independence.
Our research estimates 122,000 young people asked for help from their local council in 2020/21 because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness. This is the only estimate of its kind, and we hope it will help to promote better supported living for young people.
Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank collects local data from across the UK concerning the scale and impact of homelessness among young people. Research will give vital insights into the kind interactions and support homeless young people have had with their local councils.
Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment.