Our research shows that around nine out of ten young people sleeping rough think nobody cares*. By making a donation to Centrepoint this Christmas, you can show them that’s not true.
It might be the first good night's sleep they've had in months. Your donation could make sure homeless young people have a safe, warm place to stay this Christmas.
Your donation could give young people one-to-one support from a Key Worker, giving them access to training and skills to prepare them for independent living.
Overcoming mental health problems is an important part of a homeless young person's journey. We provide support for whatever our young people need.
Ben was hospitalised after being diagnosed with sciatica. He was told he couldn't return home and then spent nights sleeping rough. Eventually he was referred to Centrepoint and, thanks to your support, he now has a home and is studying engineering.
You lose hope, that’s what’s happening to young people. Especially at Christmas you need to give them the confidence not to give up, that there are people around you.
This Christmas around 18,000 young people will be homeless or at risk of homelessness. Without a home, caring family, or close knit circle of friends, many of them will be desperately lonely and believe no one cares.
This Christmas, thousands of young people will be homeless or at risk of being homeless. Your donation can give young people like Ben and many others the chance to leave homelessness behind for good.
With your help, we can provide young people with the ongoing support from a Key Worker. This will give them the chance to learn important life skills like budgeting, cooking and cleaning to help them move on to live independently.
*Source: Centrepoint’s research: Out of reach: young people’s experience of rough sleeping and sofa surfing (2015) We use models and change the names of the young people we work with to protect their identity, however, all stories are true and as told by the young person.