This could be the worst homelessness crisis in our 50-year history, with an estimated 23,000 young people at risk. You can make sure a young person isn’t just a statistic this Christmas, by becoming a Room Sponsor today you will help:
A room sponsorship could provide a young person arriving at Centrepoint with a safe and warm place to stay, so they can begin to turn their life around.
Your monthly gift could provide a safe room, and help teach the essential life skills, like budgeting, that help a young person to live independently.
Your monthly gift could provide a young person with their own room, as well as provide the counselling and support they need to turn their life around.
At just 16, Jamie was referred to Centrepoint by social services.
Since then, she sought help from Centrepoint on four different occasions over a period of six years and we were able to offer Jamie some stability amongst the chaos.
The emotional support Jamie received from Centrepoint helped her to get through some difficult periods and keep her on track. “Just having someone to talk to was really important. I couldn’t get that from anyone else at the time. I always knew there was someone there downstairs and that was comforting,” she recalls.
Jamie has now moved on from Centrepoint and has completed her Masters in Dance. She is in the process of setting up an outreach expression workshop at Centrepoint to support current residents.
Centrepoint is the UK's leading youth homelessness charity. Together with our partners, we support more than 14,000 homeless young people each year. We provide accommodation, mental health support and life skills to get vulnerable young people back into education, training and employment. We want to end youth homelessness in the UK.
Centrepoint estimates that last Christmas over 23,000 young people approached their council as they were homeless or at risk of homelessness and due to COVID-19 we expect it will be even higher this year. For more information on how the data is collected or to find out the data in your area visit our databank.