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.
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.
Dale’s Centrepoint journey has been long and multifaceted. It started when he was just 17. He is now 23, has graduated with a first class honours degree in Sociology and Criminology and has recently moved into one of our independent living properties.
Jake became homeless after coming out as gay to his mum. After living in temporary accommodation for a number of months, Jake was referred to Centrepoint in December 2020 and has recently been supported by the Bursary Scheme to buy hairdressing equipment for his apprenticeship.
Malik was struggling with his sense of identity and a relationship breakdown with his parents meant he became homeless. Since being at Centrepoint, Malik has made new friends, been given valuable advice, started an apprenticeship and now moved into his own home. This is his journey in his own words.
Isolated, lonely and often battling significant mental health issues, young trans people disproportionately find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. It’s a desperate situation that has to change.
Four LGBTQ+ former Centrepoint service users, Ari, Lara, Gary and Frankie have a frank conversation with host Jake Edwards about what it's like to be LGBTQ+ and homeless.
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’.
A global audience tuned in to watch over 30 of The Bill cast members reunite for online event 'The Bill - Legends Under House Arrest' to raise money for Centrepoint.
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?