Olympian and former Centrepoint resident Jade Johnson shares her story of homelessness and encouraged people to consider the harsh reality of having no place for Christmas.
Ziggy had a difficult journey before he found support from Centrepoint. He fell in with a bad crowd and was rough sleeping. Seven years since leaving services, Ziggy, now 29, got in touch with us wanting to share his story in his own words.
Amelia was just 16 when she became a mother and moved into our young parent’s service. She was supported with benefits, budgeting, education – vital tools in a cost-of-living crisis.
Gary became homeless in the early 90s after his family found out he was gay. After a period of rough sleeping he sought help from Centrepoint, where he built up the courage to come out and have pride in who he is.
Mari found Centrepoint in 1997 after being thrown out of home aged just 15. Not only did Centrepoint provide Mari with a roof over her head, they also provided a support network that she relied on for many years after. Mari now has a family of her own and works as a teacher.
Our research looks at the key reasons why relationships breakdown and the kinds of pressures faced by families.
The provision of effective interventions for young people at risk of homelessness is essential if youth homelessness is to be reduced and prevented. This review brings together and examines evidence on a range of interventions which aim to prevent youth homelessness.
To end youth homelessness, we need to know how many people experience homelessness and what happens to them when they seek help. Our Youth Homelessness Databank brings together all the information available to build the clearest picture possible, and estimates that 122,000 young people in the United Kingdom approached their council for help during the financial year 2020/21.
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Aimee is a passionate young rapper with cerebral palsy. After she became homeless, Centrepoint supported her with somewhere to live and staff to advocate for her. Aimee has just been offered her own ground floor flat that is adapted to her needs.