Centrepoint gives homeless young people a safe place to stay while they get help to move on with their lives.
We support more than 9,000 homeless 16-25 year olds a year into a home and a job in London, Bradford and Sunderland.
Every homeless young person is different - we have services for young single parents, young people leaving care and young people escaping violence and abuse. We run short-stay hostels, supported flats and services where homeless young people can study and train. A safe place to stay is the foundation from which they can tackle the problems that led them to become homeless. Currently, 90 per cent of young people move on from Centrepoint positively.
We provide 1,246 bed spaces for homeless young people
We support more than 9,000 homeless 16-25 year olds a year.
We've helped more than 116,000 young people since 1969.
As the UK's leading youth homelessness charity, we run 54 services throughout England including 32 hostels. We work in 14 boroughs in London, 12 local authorities in the north east of England and are extending our housing support services in Manchester, Yorkshire and Humberside.
Matt manages a Centrepoint hostel 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 always think how I fell into a homelessness service and how it changed my life, basically. I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t got into that service. It’s the same sort of thing, I just wanted to give something back to the young people.'
Getting homeless young people to a safe, warm room is our first priority, but they need more support to leave homelessness behind for good. We provide help to improve their health, opportunities to learn, train and work and support to move on when they're ready to leave Centrepoint.