Centrepoint has been supporting homeless 16-25 year-olds in Manchester since February 2017.
Our services in central Manchester help young people on their first step into a home and a job.
Over the past couple of years, we developed ambitious plans to physically transform our building at 52 Oldham Street, helping to ensure that Greater Manchester’s homeless young people feel safe, valued and cared for. For the last 12 months we've been based at North Parade, but we're now back at Oldham Street.
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.
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.
We support more than 2,000 homeless young people a year in Manchester.
We run two centres where homeless young people can find essential support.
94 per cent of young people move on positively from Centrepoint.
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.
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.
If you're based in Manchester and need help, please call our Helpline and a member of our team will provide you with the support you need.