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.
Homeless young people are ready to move on and live independently but they’re being held back by the housing crisis.
Centrepoint are calling on the Government to use the Spring Budget to level up the social security system for homeless young people.
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.
This week marks a year since the Universal Credit uplift was cut - a decision that has proved detrimental to many vulnerable young people. We speak to a former Centrepoint resident about just how important the uplift was to him and other young people experiencing homelessness.
Centrepoint’s Policy and Research Manager Billy Harding and Campaigns and Mobilisation Officer Pooja Singh talk about how we can work together to End Youth Homelessness once and for all – and how you can get involved.
Our research estimates nearly 122,000 young people asked for help from their local council in 2020-21 because they were homeless or at risk. Dan Poursaeedi, Centrepoint's Senior Policy, Research and Databank Officer, explains the findings of the recent Youth Homelessness Databank report for 2020-2021.
As recipients of the lowest amount of Universal Credit, young people have been left struggling to make ends meet for decades. When the weekly £20 uplift is removed at the end of this month, many vulnerable young people will be forced to compromise between food, bills or rent – an impossible choice that will make it even harder for homeless young people to move forward with their lives.
Today sees the London mayoral elections take place once again, but this year will be different from the others: in the wake of a pandemic that has devastated the lives of many all over the country, there is much to rebuild. All candidates have vowed to improve London over the next four years – but who will make a difference to the lives of homeless young people?
Coronavirus has been tough on everyone, but as we go into winter, young people will face far tougher conditions than most. It’s this demographic that are most at risk of losing their jobs during the pandemic, and without a steady income it’s likely to force some young people into precarious circumstances.