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.
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.
We provide 1,271 supported bed spaces for homeless 16-25 year olds.
We support more than 10,000 homeless 16-25 year olds a year.
It's estimated we save the public purse £20,000 for every young person we work with.
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.
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.”
Vulnerable young people need more than just a room to leave homelessness behind for good.
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.