ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

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WELCOME TO CENTREPOINT

Centrepoint supports more than 9,000 homeless 16-25 year olds a year into a home and a job.

We think it's time to end youth homelessness in the UK.

 

How do we do this?

WHAT IS YOUTH HOMELESSNESS?

We know young people sleep rough every night - in parks, stairwells, under bridges and worse. But there are thousands more you don't see - spending the night on buses, on sofas or in the homes of strangers. They're escaping abuse, violence, gangs and fear. Many are homeless because they can't live with their family, or they have no family. More than 150,000 young people ask for help with homelessness every year.

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The country's first helpline for young people facing homelessness

Christmas may be over, but 25,000 young people are still facing homelessness and the winter nights are getting colder. Centrepoint's partnership The Evening Standard is still going and will be into 2017 - together we're raising awareness and funds to launch the Centrepoint Young and Homeless Helpline – a vital service for young people at risk.

Centrepoint's research has shown that up to one in three young people seeking help with homelessness from their local council are being turned away unaided. The Centrepoint Helpline will help young people at any stage of their journey deal with the problems that lead to homelessness, such as family breakdown, and will help young people facing homelessness find somewhere to stay.

Support the Young and Homeless Helpline

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On the streets at 13

On an October night, Kyle found himself sleeping on the streets. He was just 13 years old. Bullying had changed his behaviour at school, leading to him getting into trouble and eventually being expelled. Arguments with his parents erupted and he was soon told to leave. He had no other family to turn to, and no friends. He was eventually allowed back home, but family life didn't get better. At 16, he was homeless again and sofa surfed for four months. On top of this, he had crippling mental health issues. His first experience of a hostel was difficult, but his second was a success. Kyle was helped into his own place and eventually reconnected with his family.

We do amazing work Thanks to you

We provide a home. We help vulnerable young people get physically and mentally healthy. We get homeless young people back into education, training or work. We couldn't do this without your generous donations, fundraising and corporate support to make this happen. Thank you.

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Help homeless young people off the streets

By sponsoring a room at Centrepoint you can help a homeless young person leave homelessness behind for good. For just £12 a month you can help save lives and change lives.

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How we use your donation

We believe in being responsible and transparent with our finances. Your money helps us make an impact for homeless young people now and in the future. It pays for our support services and helps us invest in ways that bring us closer to ending youth homelessness for good.

For every £1 we spend, 77p goes directly on supporting young people, 22p goes on making sure we can support them in the future through fundraising and just 1p goes on administration and governance.

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Latest news

HRH the Duke of Cambridge chats about employment with homeless young people

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The Duke of Cambridge has begun the New Year with a visit to a Centrepoint hostel to chat about the challenges of getting into work, and take a brief …

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Jeremy Corbyn endorses our helpline campaign at hostel visit

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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has backed Centrepoint's Young & Homeless Helpline and voiced his concerns about housing issues affecting young people…

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Sleep Out set to raise more than half a million

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More than a thousand Centrepoint supporters gave up their beds for a night - alongside celebrities including Lady Kitty Spencer and Centrepoint Ambass…

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Duke of Cambridge urges public to save young lives by supporting Centrepoint's Young & Homeless Helpline

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25,000 young people are facing homelessness this Christmas. Centrepoint is partnering with The Evening Standard and The Independent to raise awareness…

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Sleep Out 2016

Sleep Out in 2017

For more than ten years, Sleep Out events across the country have helped raise funds and awareness for homeless young people.

Rough sleeping is on the rise. 28 per cent of UK young people have slept in an unsafe place because they had nowhere else to go. For the first time ever we're asking our supporters to help by holding their own Sleep Outs! Find out more about how to get involved.

Sleep Out in 2017

Are you homeless, sofa surfing or at risk?

If you are rough sleeping, sofa surfing or don't feel safe in your home, we may be able to help.

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