Learning and skills

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

We give them the opportunity to complete their education, gain skills and prepare for a career. 

Reaching their potential

We work with each young person to come up with a plan to reach their goals. Our programmes include:

Functional skills

Information, advice and guidance sessions on job searching and CV writing. 

Life skills learning page

Higher education workshops run with universities to help young people with their applications.

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Classes to help young people improve their basic maths and English skills. 

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Work experience, traineeships and job skills workshops to prepare young people for a career.

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Life skills training to help young people budget, pay bills and live independently. 

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Support to express themselves through drama, fashion, dance, music and photography.

Abdul, a Centrepoint young person

“If it wasn’t for Centrepoint, I don’t know where I’d be”

Since coming to Centrepoint, Abdul has taken every opportunity to start rebuilding. Determined to leave his old life behind, he's recently completed an apprenticeship course in catering and dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. 

Read Abdul's Story

Josh, a Centrepoint young person


Centrepoint young people can apply to our bursary to get help with their education, employment and training goals.

Young people can apply for help with:

  • Course fees
  • Textbooks, stationery, laptops and any equipment needed for a course
  • Travel to college, university, apprenticeships and work
  • Childcare
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Whatever the barriers between a young person and work, our Workwise programme provides support to overcome them. Lasting six weeks, it incorporates workshops and work experience opportunities. 

As part of our efforts to extend our positive impact even further, it's also open to vulnerable young people who haven't experienced homelessness.


More about our programmes

Health and wellbeing

Being homeless takes its toll on young people. We give them the support they need to look after their mental and physical health.


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

Moving On

At all times our aim is to prepare homeless young people to live independently.