110,000 young people in the UK are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Some are facing serious danger on the streets. Many are too scared to sleep. Centrepoint won’t rest until we change that - and we need your help.
For the first time ever, supporters across the country are taking on the challenge of a night-time and going one night without sleep, so that vulnerable young people don’t have to.
You can support the STAY:UP campaign and help change the story for homeless young people by giving a life-changing gift today.
It's the little things that count, like a toothbrush, fresh towel, or clean bed sheets. Your donation could fund the basics that are the difference between a hostel and a home.
Centrepoint supports more than 15,000 homeless young people each year.
Centrepoint offers young people counselling and psychological support through therapists and key workers.
Your donation could fund the mental health support needed to recover from past trauma and leave homelessness behind for good.
The best way to stay off the streets is to be independent. Your donation to our charity could fund essential life skills to help young people into a job.
88% of young people move on from Centrepoint positively.
Due to her parents' struggles with mental health and addiction, Becca went to live with her nan - but when her nan discovered she was gay, she ended up on the streets.
“I lived on the streets for two or three weeks because I was too young to be in a hostel. I was still in school doing my GCSEs,” she recalls. “I had a friend whose mum used to work early in the morning, so I’d walk around for most of the night, then go there and get ready for school.”
After discovering Centrepoint’s street football programme, Becca excelled at the training centre and was selected to play for England at the Homeless World Cup in Mexico in 2012. She’s now been involved with the Centrepoint Team England programme for six years and volunteers as a coach and mentor for other young people. With the skills and confidence she has developed, she’s now also training to become a hotel manager.
For the last 15 years, we’ve asked our supporters to Sleep Out to help us end youth homelessness. Last year alone our flagship event raised a phenomenal £1million; helping thousands of young people across the UK to change their story.
But 2020 is different. As with so many of our vital fundraising events, Centrepoint Sleep Out events simply aren't possible this year due to the Coronavirus crisis.
That’s why, for the first time ever, we’re asking you to support our STAY:UP campaign.
With your support, we hope that Centrepoint and our partner's STAY:UP events will raise a whopping £500,000 to help end youth homelessness.