Two people sitting at a desk opposite each other

National Youth Homelessness Conference

Our 2024 conference will be taking place on 29 February at Coventry Building Society Arena.

The transition from child, to young person, to adult is a challenging time for all young people. However, for homeless young people, societal and structural challenges make this period even harder. Join us to hear from a range of key speakers and have the opportunity to share your ideas with like-minded organisations.

A large room with people at round tables listening to a Centrepoint speaker on the stage

See the agenda

A speaker at the National Youth Homelessness Conference addresses the crowd

Learn about our speakers

Play video Transitions: The National Youth Homelessness Conference

Watch the video from our attendees about the importance of working together to end youth homelessness

Looking back at 2023

On Wednesday 29 March we held our first face-to-face National Youth Homelessness Conference for 3 years at Coventry Building Society Arena, and it was great to bring so many people from the sector together once again.

Coventry Building Society sponsored the sell-out event with the main room packed with over 140 attendees, ranging from charities, housing associations, funders, local authorities and young people with lived experience.

Key speakers included Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, and there were 15 sessions with 30 speakers covering themes such as Psychologically Informed Environments, fundraising, Ofsted’s regulated accommodation, the cost of living, homelessness prevention, housing quality and moving on. There was something for everyone!

Paul Morrish, CEO at LandAid speaks at the National Youth Homelessness conference

Paul Morrish, CEO of LandAid

But it was the young people who stole the show! Cameron, Georges, Ikra, Ayran and Aminah gave a powerful and honest view of what it is like be young and homeless. They talked about the challenges they have faced and their achievements which left the audience in tears and smiles.

"One of the best conferences I have attended"
CEO of a Birmingham based charity