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WINTER EMERGENCY APPEAL

We never know what the English weather will bring, and neither do young people facing a night on the streets. 

With over 18,000 young people at risk of homelessness this winter, your support can help give them a warm, safe place to stay.

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Freezing nights

Over the past month we've had snow, rain, hail and even some sunshine. While afternoon sun may, for most of us, brighten up the dreary winter months, for young people facing a night on the streets it's only a brief respite from the freezing cold.

£25 Could help young people escape the freezing streets.

Centrepoint supports more than 10,000 homeless young people each year. 

Give £25 now

£50 Could give a young person a warm place to stay.

Centrepoint saves the public purse £20,000 for each young person we work with.

Give £50 now

£100 Could help end homelessness for a young person.

86% of young people move on from Centrepoint positively.

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Freezing and alone

This time last year, 16-year-old Tiana was sleeping rough with nowhere to go. She remembers the freezing cold, the snow and being unable to feel her fingers. She couldn't sleep and didn't know what to do. She was ready to give up.

But after receiving a referral from her local council, Tiana came to Centrepoint. Without her warm, safe room, who knows where she'd be today? Now she's looking forward to her future and feels like life is worth living.

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Matt Carlisle, Centrepoint Service Manager

The freezing streets are no place for young people to be at night. You feel the chill in your bones. There's no way and nowhere you can get warm. You lose all hope, and you're so vulnerable.

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Unpredictable winter weather

The unpredictable weather of the past month has brought snow showers to many of our services around England including Manchester, Bradford and Barnsley.

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Snow covered streets in front of Centrepoint accommodation in Barnsley.
Photo taken by Chloe, Regional Fundraiser.

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A discarded snowy blanket on the side of the road in Manchester.
Photo taken by Rosie, Legacy Fundraiser.

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Snow showers late at night on a street in North London.
Photo taken by Liz, London Fundraiser.

Your donation could start a future this winter

This winter, thousands of young people will be homeless or at risk of being homeless. But your donation can give young people the chance to leave homelessness behind for good.

With your help we can provide young people with a warm, safe room and ongoing support from a Key Worker. This will give them the chance to learn important life skills to help them move on to live independently.

Learning

We work with each young person to come up with a plan to reach their goals.

Health

Good health is the foundation on which young people can build their confidence and skills.

Moving On

At all times, our overall goal is to prepare homeless young people to live independently.

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How you can help this winter

Spotted a young person out on the streets that you’re worried about?

Laura from Centrepoint’s Helpline team shares how to find them the right support.

Read our advice

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Help save a vulnerable person's life by supporting our Winter Emergency Appeal.

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