Being homeless takes its toll on young people. We give them the support they need to look after their mental and physical health.
Good health is the foundation on which they can build their confidence, skills and independence.
Every young person staying with us has a health assessment within a month of moving in. Good health is a huge part of finding a home, a job and becoming independent. Young people who've had health support from Centrepoint are 21 per cent more likely to get into their preferred education and training.
Whatever kind of help they need to improve their health, Centrepoint provides young people with:
Short and long-term counselling to deal with the stresses and strains of homelessness.
Healthy living workshops to help young people learn how to take care of themselves.
Cookery and nutrition workshops to prepare young people for independence.
Emotional support that means young people know we're behind them every step of the way.
Long term good health means that homeless young people are able benefit from our other programmes like education, jobs skills training and sport. Teams across Centrepoint recognise this and work together to build health support into all of the workshops and projects open to young people.