We work with the local authority and partners in Barnsley to provide support accommodation. Along with a safe place to stay, our services offer technical and practical support to help young people move on to live independently.
Young people in Barnsley become homeless for lots of reasons, including relationship breakdowns and mental health problems.
In 2017/18, at least 11,000 young people across Yorkshire and the Humber approached their local authority because they were homeless or at risk.
We support more than 60 homeless young people in Barnsley every day.
We give young people in Barnsley choices and control over how they recover from homelessness.
86 per cent of young people move on positively from Centrepoint.
Abbi became homeless at the age of 17 after it became impossible to stay in her family home. She spent months in temporary accommodation, moving from place to place. "It was horrible," says Abbi. "It started to dawn on me that one day I’m not going to have anywhere and that I’m going to be stuck by myself."
Centrepoint found Abbi a place to live and gave her support to build her independence. "I really don’t want to be on the dole for the rest of my life and not doing anything. I want to have a good life."
You can be part of giving homeless young people a future. Support Centrepoint in Barnsley by taking on a fundraising challenge, sponsoring a room in one of our hostels or getting your company involved.
Email your regional fundraiser for more information about how you can support Centrepoint in Barnsley.