ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

Young boy in education at Centrepoint

Transforming lives of young people

Together, we're able to provide a support network that enables vulnerable young people to start their future.

Together we can make a difference

Welcome to the hub for your Room Sponsorship. Check this page regularly for updates on how your support is helping vulnerable young people move on to live independently.

Unlocking Catherine's Future
Happy young woman chats to a Centrepoint member of staff.

Making a house a home

You help us provide support that's often been missing for our young people. This network consists of our Housing, Health and Engagement teams. You've made it possible for us to offer 24 hour support in many of our services – giving young people someone to talk to, whether for the smaller things in life or more pressing issues.

Some of the ways we aim to build a warm, friendly environment for young people include staff attending medical appointments, helping to set up bank accounts and fill out various forms to help them build their independence. 

Support in numbers

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We support 10,000 homeless young people to help them rebuild their lives.

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2,583 young people participated in our sport engagement programmes across the country.

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We provide 1,271 supported bed spaces in 60 services.

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69% reduction in mental health symptoms for those seeing a psychotherapist.

What is Mental Health?

42% of the young people we work with have experienced mental health problems. Stamatia Lorentzou, Centrepoint's Clinical Lead, highlights how mental health can affect young people at Centrepoint.

Centrepoint provides counselling sessions to help homeless young people with their mental health.

The Health Offer

With your support, our young people have access to multiple health provisions and often using more than one of the following to help them move on successfully:

  • Emotional support
  • Short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy
  • Rapid response and crisis management for suicidal ideation, self-harm or psychotic episode
  • Mental health advice and advocacy for young people to access services
  • Drugs and alcohol support and advice – both one-to-one and groups
  • Nutrition and dietetics and managing health conditions
  • Sexual health and healthy relationship support.

 

More about health

Jack's Story

Jack was kicked out of his home aged 13. He sofa surfed for a short while and struggled with his mental health. Here, Jack tells us how Centrepoint helped him move on positively with his life.

The music suite at a Centrepoint service

Reaching their Potential

All young people have their needs assessed, so that Centrepoint can offer different strands of working for both NEET and EET young people. 

  • Functional Skills enables young people to gain foundation Math and English qualifications.
  • ICT courses range from ECDL (European Computer Drivers Licence) level 1 to Social Media Marketing.
  • Traineeships in a variety of industries offers 100 hours of work experience.
  • The Moneywise Project - develops financial capabilities in young people, so as to build confidence in their money management matters. 

Learn more

Training with the pros

Aged 12, Josh was placed with a foster family because his mum was experiencing mental health problems. His granddad also passed away unexpectedly during his first year of college. Despite all this, Josh was determined to do his best.

Room Sponsor Extra info

Where does your donation go? What's a room like? How many people sponsor a room? All this and more can be found in our Sponsor a Room FAQs.

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