TJ was supported by the Centrepoint Bursary to complete a professional football scouting qualification. He is now working as a scout for a London Football Club, something he says would not have been possible without that financial support from Centrepoint.
Kyla sought help from Centrepoint in 2018 when she was at breaking point after her baby son was adopted. The team in Manchester supported her with drug and alcohol counselling, mental health support and securing housing and benefits. Four years later, Kyla is in her own home, in the second year of university and teetotal. Here is her story in her own words.
Frankie experienced homelessness and unstable living conditions throughout the Pandemic. With Centrepoint’s support, Frankie is now in stable accommodation, but facing challenges in being recognised as a Trans person when it comes to housing. Although, he is feeling more settled, he is concerned about what new challenges young vulnerable people will face in a cost-of-living crisis.
When Jason became homeless during the pandemic, he called the Centrepoint Helpline who referred him into our Homelessness Prevention & Relief Service (HPRS) in. Once he had a roof over his head, Jason was able to find employment in a residential care home. Jason is now looking forward to going to university and finding a permanent home of his own.
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.
A young person being supported by Centrepoint in London, has written to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calling on the Government not to forget about young people and all those who are struggling, and to provide the support people need during the cost-of-living crisis.
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.
A former Centrepoint service user writes a letter to Prime Minister, Liz Truss, calling on the government to prioritise increasing support for homeless young people.
Point Made's first episode where former and current Centrepoint residents discuss their research into the benefits system.