Young person in front of a colourful mural

Frankie's story: Trans in a binary world

Tamsin Clements

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.

Young person standing my a gate leading to fields in the sunshine

Ari's story: Becoming themselves

Emma Powell

Ari (21), who is non-binary, left home following a relationship breakdown with their parents. After staying with their aunt for a week, they reached out to their local council for support. Ari was referred on to Centrepoint in Bradford where they received mental health and employment support. Ari has since moved into independent accommodation and is looking forward to the future.

Lisa Maxwell performs at ‘Judy: No Place Like Home’

Lisa lights up the life and times of Judy Garland

Megan Evans, Media Officer

At London’s Lyric Theatre, Lisa Maxwell led the musical show of everyone’s dreams, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Judy Garland’s birth. Our long serving ambassador Lisa Maxwell led the charge by grouping all of her musical contacts together and putting on a show you could never forget - ‘Judy: No Place Like Home’.

Creating safe spaces for homeless LGBTQ+ youths

Pascale Day, Senior Editorial and Web Officer

Research shows LGBT young people are more likely to find themselves homeless than their non-LGBT peers, and make up around 24% of the young homeless population. On top of this, they are far more likely to be subjected to violence - both in and out of services. As February marks LGBT Awareness Month, we're asking the all-important question: how can we ensure we create safe spaces for members of the LGBTQ+ community without a place to stay?