ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

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Centrepoint Young and Homeless Helpline

Supporting Centrepoint today will change a life like Chloe’s. Relationship breakdown, arguments and self-harm led her to homelessness – and eventually to Centrepoint

Your support can help us prevent homelessness before it happens, and give hope for the future to those who have experienced it. 

Working together to change lives

25,000 young people are facing homelessness this Christmas. Centrepoint is partnering with the Evening Standard to raise awareness and funds and launch the Centrepoint Young and Homeless Helpline – a vital service for young people at risk.

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The issue

25,000 young people are facing homelessness this Christmas. Many are sleeping rough, or taking desperate measures like sleeping with a stranger to avoid the freezing streets

The Evening Standard - Centrepoint Young & Homeless Helpline

The solution

We’re partnering with the Evening Standard to raise awareness and funds and launch the Centrepoint Young and Homeless Helpline – a vital service for young people at risk.

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What you can do

There are lots of ways to get involved! You can support the campaign by making a donation, joining an event, signing up with your company or setting up a fundraiser. 

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Get your friends and sleep out to help the homeless

DJ Sara Cox and comedian Joe Lycett today called on the public to back our charity appeal by organising sleep-outs during January to raise funds for Centrepoint’s new Young & Homeless Helpline. Cox, who has been involved with Centrepoint since 2000, said: 'Sleep Outs are great. Get your friends and neighbours involved, get a casserole on, take a woolly hat and earplugs. We never pretend we’re experiencing homelessness, but it does make you think. You wake up and your hips are sore. Your mouth might be a bit parched too, and you’re so grateful to get into a hot shower and your own bed.'

Read more in the Evening Standard

Help us make a difference

Make a Donation

Your support can help us prevent homelessness before it happens, and give hope and a future to those who have experienced it.

Get your company involved

You can partner your company with a national charity which is offering young people a chance to leave homelessness behind forever.

Fundraise for Centrepoint

Whether you're a sporty type, a fundraiser or just in the mood for a night of comedy, Centrepoint has something for you.

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What is the helpline?

The Centrepoint Helpline will be for any young person in England who is aged 16-25 and is at risk, worried about homelessness or is currently homeless. Our research has shown that the sooner a young person is helped, the less damaging it is for them and for the public purse. Our 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.

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Jeremy Corbyn backs Homeless Helpline appeal

Jeremy Corbyn has backed the Young and Homeless Helpline, while claiming the “social cleansing” of London was adding to the pressures on young people struggling to find somewhere to live. Delivering his outspoken comments while visiting a hostel run by Centrepoint, the Labour leader said young people in the capital were among those hardest hit by what he described as the “de-housing of those in social need”.

Read more on the Standard

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