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Preventing youth homelessness

The best way to prevent young people from the devastating impact of youth homelessness is to prevent it from happening altogether.

To do this, we need to understand the root causes.

Young, Employed and Homeless

Centrepoint’s new report “Young, Employed and Homeless” examines homeless young people’s experiences of precarious employment, from temporary agency work to zero-hour contracts. Find out what more can be done to ensure young people find a route out of homelessness through secure employment.

The Homelessness Reduction Act

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. 

Download our report

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.

Read the blog

Abigail Gill, Centrepoint’s Policy and Research Manager, describes why it’s the most significant change in homelessness policy for decades.

Family breakdown

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.

Families under pressure

Our research looks at the key reasons why relationships breakdown and the kinds of pressures faced by families.

What works?

Effective interventions for young people at risk of homelessness is essential to reducing youth homelessness.

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Our areas of research

Tackling youth homelessness

To turn their lives around, homeless young people need access to accommodation, training and employment.

Experiences of youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is complex and a very different experience for all the young people we support.

The Databank

Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank collects local data from across the UK on the scale of youth homelessness.