Josh, a Centrepoint young person

Centrepoint in Manchester

Centrepoint has been supporting homeless 16-25 year-olds in Manchester since February 2017.

Our services in central Manchester and Wythenshawe help young people on their first step into a home and a job.

Building on 30 years of local experience

Centrepoint merged with Young People's Support Foundation (YPSF) in 2017. This combined our expertise in health, education and housing support with YPSF's local knowledge. As a result, vulnerable young Mancunians now have a better chance to overcome the challenges they face.

Josh, a Centrepoint young person

Youth homelessness in Manchester

Young people sleeping rough is a shocking and increasingly visible problem in Manchester. Sadly, youth homelessness runs even deeper than having to spend nights on the street. Complex mental and physical health needs, gang crime, and a lack of access to education are just some the barriers young people face.

In 2017/18, at least 5,000 young people in Manchester approached their local authority because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Issue

Our impact in Manchester

An icon representing Centrepoint provides support from those leaving supported accommodation.

We support more than 2,000 homeless young people a year in Manchester.

A graphic presenting the location of operation for Centrepoint and sites where Centrepoint provides housing for homeless

We run two centres where homeless young people can find essential support.

Centrepoint provides housing for homeless young people: a graphic representing that young people move on positively after leaving Centrepoint.

86 per cent of young people move on positively from Centrepoint.

An image of Abi, a homeless young person who was helped by Centrepoint. She lived in a Centrepoint sponsored room and is now excited about her future.


When her mum died, Abi’s relationship with her dad broke down. Scared he would turn violent, Abi felt she had no choice but to sleep rough on the streets of Manchester.

But coming to Centrepoint was a turning point. Here she got a warm, safe room and received support to help rebuild her life.

How you can help

You can be part of giving homeless young people a future. Support Centrepoint in Manchester by taking on a fundraising challenge, sponsoring a room in one of our services or getting your company involved.

Contact your local representative

Email your regional fundraiser for more information about how you can support Centrepoint in Manchester.

Email Hannah Jones