Young people sleeping rough is a shocking and increasingly visible problem. But that problem isn't going away – in fact it's getting worse. Our research shows 86,000 young people approached their local council because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness in 2016/17.
86 per cent of Centrepoint young people move on positively.
With our partners, we support more than 10,000 homeless young people each year.
It's estimated we save the public purse £20,000 for every young person we work with.
At just 15 years old the breakdown of Nadia’s family meant she found herself with no choice but to stay with her drug addicted ex-boyfriend. Nadia was surrounded by dangers and constant threats to her safety. She often spent long nights in the park trying to escape her ex-boyfriend’s drunken father.
But after coming to Centrepoint, today Nadia is rebuilding her life. She's training to be a hairdresser and has a place of her own. Most importantly, she has a future to look forward to.
Homeless young people often resort to desperate measures to survive – and your room will be much more than a roof over a young person’s head. It's a safe haven where they can gain access to education, counselling and apprenticeships until they're ready to move on.
Where does your donation go? What's a room like? How many people sponsor a room? All this and more can be found in our Sponsor a Room FAQs.