Former residents with lived experience of homelessness talk about what it's really like to sleep rough, the reasons behind it and the solutions.
In this episode we discuss the realities of being LGBTQ+, female and homeless and how these identities intersect with different cultural backgrounds and upbringing.
In this episode, current and former service users Ikra, Louise and Toni-Ann share their experiences of housing and talk about the changes they’d like to see.
Our research estimates that 129,000 young people approached their council because they were homeless or at risk in the financial year 2021/2022.
More than 46,000 young women presented to their local authority as they were homeless or at risk of homelessness last year. We know the main drivers for homelessness can be different for women, as are their experiences of support. Our Policy and Research Assistant talks us through her findings of our latest report.
We explore some of the ways in which young people facing homelessness are made even more vulnerable through public spending, and the steps that can be taken to give them the support they need.
Former and current residents discuss access to higher education, the barriers they experienced and how to navigate university life.
Eurydice Belezika, Peer Research Coordinator and former Centrepoint resident in London, talks about her experience of conducting research and campaigning to support disadvantaged young people.
Most people know Jade Johnson as an Olympic track and field athlete; many may recognise her from her high-scoring Foxtrot on Strictly Come Dancing. But before Jade made it big, she spent a brief period as a homeless young person at 17. Here she tells us about her experience – and how it’s made her a stronger person.
Our legal team make up a vital part of the service we offer young people at Centrepoint. For those seeking legal support, it can be incredibly difficult to attain without financial aid, and so many often go without. Centrepoint is here to help change that. Nabila, a legal administrator coming to the end of a secondment with the Legal Team, tells us about what she has learnt during her time with the department and the important service they provide.
More than 50% of the young people Centrepoint supports come from a Black, Asian and ethnic minority background. As such, our hope this Black History Month is to initiate conversations that will help foster a fully inclusive culture at Centrepoint. Here, Digital Campaigns and Mobilisation Officer, Pooja Singh, sheds light on the challenges of being young, Black and homeless, from the perspectives of Centrepoint’s frontline staff.
Centrepoint’s policy and research officer Billy Harding talks about our new research on the impacts of Coronavirus on youth homelessness in England.