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.
The cost-of-living crisis is affecting so many of the young people we support, the majority of whom are on benefits, studying or on a very low income. For Carrie, who has a three-year-old daughter and has just finished her first year of university, food poverty is making things almost impossible.
Homeless young people are ready to move on and live independently but they’re being held back by the housing crisis.
Centrepoint are calling on the Government to use the Spring Budget to level up the social security system for homeless young people.
More than 46,000 young women presented to their local authority as they were homeless or at risk of homelessness last year. We know the main drivers for homelessness can be different for women, as are their experiences of support. Our Policy and Research Assistant talks us through her findings of our latest report.
This week marks a year since the Universal Credit uplift was cut - a decision that has proved detrimental to many vulnerable young people. We speak to a former Centrepoint resident about just how important the uplift was to him and other young people experiencing homelessness.
As the cost of living crisis continues to escalate, we are seeing more young people than ever struggling to have enough food after paying rent and bills.
Former and current residents discuss access to higher education, the barriers they experienced and how to navigate university life.
Stockpiling, meal hacks and exercise: Centrepoint young panellists discuss mental health in a cost of living crisis and how prioritising one's mental health is more important that ever.
This episode asks what does homelessness mean for women? How do we empower survivors of domestic abuse? And what needs to be done to support and secure young women’s futures?