The best way to prevent young people from the devastating impacting of youth homelessness is to prevent it from happening altogether.
To do this, we need to understand its root causes.
The Homelessness Reduction act marks a real turning point in the fight to end youth homelessness. Local authorities have more responsibility to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness than every before.
Young people in receipt of a prevention or relief duty are at crisis point. With the right support and resources, homelessness can be resolved and prevented.
Relationship breakdown is the most common reason why young people become homeless. 59 per cent of the young people who come to Centrepoint had to leave home for this reason.
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To turn their lives around, homeless young people need access to accommodation, training and employment.
Youth homelessness is complex and a very different experience for all the young people we support.