Starting out as a night shelter, Centrepoint’s work with young people has evolved beyond all recognition over the last 50 years. We now provide a whole range of support for those aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. We now help them not only with accommodation but with advice on getting healthy and staying healthy and on getting the education, training and life skills needed to succeed. We do this because giving homeless young people a chance to build new lives is just the right thing to do.
Over the years, we have provided over 125,000 young people with accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education training and employment. We have campaigned tirelessly for change and to ensure homeless young people getting the support they need when it comes to benefits, education, skills and employment as well as housing.
But we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’ve bought in specialists to bring our vision to life.
- The Growth Board, Chaired by Jamie Reuben and comprised of experts across the property sector.
- New internal department made up of experts with many years of collective experience in property, employment and supporting young people.
- Independent evaluation completed by University of Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research