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 over 10,000 homeless young people.
It's estimated we save the public purse £20,000 for every young person we work with.
After years of abuse, Dan finally ran away from home. He was just 17. Unable to access help from his council, Dan had no choice but to sleep rough. Alone and exposed, his health rapidly deteriorated. Fortunately, Dan was put in touch with Centrepoint before it was too late.
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.