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Centrepoint in London

Centrepoint has been working in the capital since 1969 when we were founded in Dean Street, Soho. Today, we have over 27 services supporting homeless young people in 15 boroughs across Greater London.


We've been building on local experience in the capital for almost 50 years. We offer a wide range of services, including a specialist mother and baby units, outreach for young people living independently, and affordable accommodation for young people.

Young girl on London street. With your help, we can help get young people into Centrepoint services

Youth homelessness in London

Young people sleeping rough is a shocking and increasingly visible problem in London. But there are thousands more spending the night on buses or sofa surfing. Family breakdown, exiting gangs, child sexual exploitation and leaving foster care are just some of the reasons young people people are referred to Centrepoint.

In 2017/18, at least 12,200 young people in London approached their local authority because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Issue

Our impact and help we provide to homeless people in London

Centrepoint provides bed spaces for homeless young people.

We provide 770 accommodation units for homeless young people a year in London.

A graphic presenting the location of operation for Centrepoint and sites where Centrepoint provides housing for homeless

We run 27 services in London where homeless young people can find essential support.

Centrepoint provides housing for homeless young people: a graphic representing that young people move on positively after leaving Centrepoint.

94 per cent of young people move on positively from Centrepoint.

How You can Help Us End Youth Homelessness

You can be part of giving homeless young people a future. Support Centrepoint in London by taking on a fundraising challenge, sponsoring a room in one of our hostels or getting your company involved.