Munii, 23, lives in one of Centrepoint’s Independent Living properties and was supported by the Centrepoint Jobs, Employment and Training team into an apprenticeship. This is her story in her words.
Rich, 25, experienced three periods of homelessness since the age of 17. Despite the uncertainty and instability, he has kept on moving forward and he is now in an apprenticeship in London and living in one of Centrepoint’s Independent Living Properties.
As Prince William celebrates his 40th birthday, we wanted to reflect on his time as our Patron and the amazing things he’s done to support homeless young people.
Centrepoint supported Antonio with securing housing and an apprenticeship in hospitality. He is now living independently on the Kent coast with his fiancée and hopes to one day run his own bar.
The Centrepoint Club Quiz took place for the first time at The Twenty Two club in West London, and was hosted by BBC Traitors and Strictly star Claudia Winkelman, in aid of our new Independent Living Programme. Celebrities Mica Paris, Peter Dickinson and more were also out in force to support us.
Nobody should become homeless as a result of leaving care, but our new research shows that more than one in four young care leavers have sofa surfed and 14 per cent have slept rough. Without support from parents, young care leavers are struggling to adapt to independent life. Here are six of the many reasons why.
Centrepoint wouldn't be successful without positive relationships between homeless young people and our staff. But how do they empower young people to overcome the challenges they face? Guest author Philip Mullen, PhD candidate at Newcastle University, presents the findings from his research.
Many people leave prison without a clear plan for where they are going to live. Abigail Gill, Centrepoint's Policy and Research Manager, outlines new research examining how to prevent homelessness for vulnerable young people leaving custody.
Nadeen Haidar and Isabel Rice, Centrepoint's dietitians, introduce The Food Point – our pioneering new project to ensure all our young people have access to healthy meals.
Vicky Nevin, Centrepoint's Public Affairs Officer, introduces our new report exploring the barriers to homeless young people accessing longer-term accommodation.