Tamara, a Centrepoint young people

What we do

Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back into education, training and employment. We want to end youth homelessness by 2037. 

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Centrepoint is the UK's leading youth homelessness charity – but what does that actually mean? It means that, together with our partners, we support over 14,000 young people every year. We want to end youth homelessness by 2037.

Our strategy

Our programmes


Centrepoint gives homeless young people a place to stay while they get the help needed to move on to independence.


From the physical to the mental, good health is the foundation on which young people can build their confidence and skills.


Our Centrepoint Works team give young people the opportunity and the tools they need to complete their education, gain crucial skills and prepare for a career.

Policy and research

Centrepoint campaigns to influence national and local government policy that affects homeless young people.


With our unique approach, Centrepoint's Sport programmes combine physical fitness with education, life skills and employment training. 

Moving On

Our overall goal with everything we do is to prepare homeless young people to live independently when the time is right.

Finally feeling safe

Josh had a difficult childhood and was put into care in his early teens. But after coming to Centrepoint, he devoted himself to his studies. He’s now studying at university and dreams of working with top athletes.

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The Youth Homelessness Databank

To end youth homelessness, we need to know how many people experience homelessness and what happens to them when they seek help.

Our Youth Homeless Databank brings together all the information available to build the clearest picture possible.

Centrepoint's Partnerships team


Centrepoint runs a partnering scheme that pulls together a national network of organisations that support homeless young people. 

Learn more

Centrepoint's homeless support services. Call our Helpline if you are ever in need of support.

Are you homeless, sofa surfing or at risk?

If you're rough sleeping, sofa surfing or don't feel safe in your home, the Centrepoint Helpline is here to help. We can support you and give you a hand with housing if you're at risk of being homeless. 

You can also get in touch if you're worried about a young person. 

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