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A safe, warm room is the first, crucial step to breaking the cycle of homelessness.

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

A fresh start

Every young person is different. We have specialist services for single parents and looked after children, those leaving care and escaping violence and abuse, and affordable accommodation for young people.

Centrepoint provides bed spaces for homeless young people.

We provide 1,271 supported bed spaces for homeless 16-25 year olds.

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We support more than 15,000 homeless 16-25 year olds a year.

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We now operate 60 services providing support to young people across the UK.

Safe, warm rooms across the country

As the UK's leading youth homelessness charity, we run over 60 accommodation services. We work in 15 boroughs in London, Sunderland, Manchester, Bradford and Barnsley. 


We've been building on local experience in the capital for almost 50 years. Today, we have 27 services supporting homeless young Londoners.


Our services in central Manchester and Wythenshawe help young people on their first step into a home and a job.


We give young people in Sunderland a future by providing the accommodation, health, education and training support they need.


From getting young people off the street to giving them employment and training opportunities, we give homeless young people in Bradford a future.


Along with a safe place to stay, our services offer support to help homeless young people in Barnsley move on to live independently.

Matt Carlisle, Centrepoint Service Manager

Matt, Service Manager

Matt manages one of our hostels in London. He has personal experience of homelessness after moving to the capital at 15. He oversees all the support young people receive at his service.

 I’ve never met a bad young person,” he says. “I’ve met young people in bad situations, young people who’ve had no breaks.”

Read Matt's story

A room alone is not the answer

Vulnerable young people need more than just a room to leave homelessness behind for good.

Health and wellbeing

We give homeless young people support to look after their mental and physical health.

Learning and skills

For homeless young people, a job is almost as important as a home. 

Moving On

At all times, our overall goal is to prepare homeless young people to live independently. 

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


If you're rough sleeping, sofa surfing or don't feel safe in your home, the Centrepoint Helpline is here to support you.

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

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