All I want for Christmas: 'found families' make the festive period worth celebrating

Dale Taylor-Gentles, Former Centrepoint Resident

Dale Taylor-Gentles became a carer for his grandmother aged 12 and homeless at just 16. He was eventually placed in a Centrepoint residence, where he worked hard with his mentor to gain a place at university.  Here, he tells us why Christmas can often feel like the loneliest time of year for young people without a stable family structure, and how his 'Found Family' meant he could look forward to the holidays once again.

The importance of hygiene kits for homeless young people

Good hygiene has never been more important. But for the homeless, hygiene is a complicated issue. When you have no roof over your head, let alone access to warm running water, those cleanliness practices can be a challenge. This not only poses a risk to physical wellbeing, but can also affect mental health. Thankfully, hygiene kits for homeless people can make all the difference.

London Mayor 2021: who will tackle youth homelessness in the capital?

Pascale Day, Senior Editorial and Web Officer

Today sees the London mayoral elections take place once again, but this year will be different from the others: in the wake of a pandemic that has devastated the lives of many all over the country, there is much to rebuild. All candidates have vowed to improve London over the next four years – but who will make a difference to the lives of homeless young people?