With youth homelessness at an all-time high, the organisations behind the #PlanForThe136k coalition welcome the Government’s commitment to ending homelessness in all its forms but their response misses the urgency of the matter and it misses the point. In the 27 days we have waited for a response, more than 10,000 young people may have approached their council as homeless in line with the latest youth homelessness figures.
Moving into your own place can be a scary prospect, particularly if you have had experience with homelessness. But what if there is no place to move into, and you are stuck for months or years in a homelessness hostel, when you just want to move on? This is the increasing reality for many young homeless people, resulting from a lack of social and private housing supply, soaring rents and benefit cuts.
TV presenter and BBC Radio 1 DJ, Melvin Odoom attended a showcase hosted by Centrepoint and Element.
On a chilly December afternoon, BBC Radio 1 DJ Dean McCullough joined our wonderful Centrepoint staff to learn about the vital work they’re doing in Manchester.
Ministers say the plans, currently racing through parliament as part of the Criminal Justice Bill, will give police and local authorities the ‘tools’ they need ‘in situations where those sleeping rough are causing damage, disruption and distress’. Centrepoint is worried this open-ended nature of ‘disruption and distress’ could leave the new laws open to abuse.
Former residents with lived experience of homelessness talk about what it's really like to sleep rough, the reasons behind it and the solutions.
We sent some of our snowmen to protest outside the Houses of Parliament to highlight the shocking number of young people at risk of homelessness this winter.
We've written an open letter to the Home Secretary Suella Braverman, alongside 14 other organisations, calling on the government to urgently reconsider proposals to criminalise the use of tents by people by people sleeping rough.
In this episode we discuss the realities of being LGBTQ+, female and homeless and how these identities intersect with different cultural backgrounds and upbringing.
You might be noticing a few changes to the way we look and wondering - what’s happening?
Sara Cox attended the official opening of our new housing development in Peckham, South London, alongside our patron HRH The Prince of Wales.
Earlier this month our patron, The Prince of Wales, officially opened our new housing development in Peckham, South London, providing 33 new flats for young people between 18-25.