Policy and research

Centrepoint campaigns to influence national and local government policy that affects homeless young people.

We focus on areas of policy including housing, family and health. We also campaign to ensure homeless young people are getting the right support when it comes to their benefits and personal finance, education, skills and employment opportunities.

The scale of youth homelessness across the UK

We collect local data from across the UK on the scale of youth homelessness. This research provides an insight into the type of interactions young people are having with their local councils and what support is being offered.
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    42 %

    42% have issues with their mental health

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    14 %

    14% are refugees

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    28 %

    28% have been living in care

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Latest research report: The real cost of youth homelessness

Through this research we wanted to provide an economic justification for the money spent on supporting homeless young people and show the enormous benefits that can be generated.

Read our report

Email your MP

Youth homelessness is continuing to climb. We are calling on the Government to commit to a proper strategy to tackle youth homelessness, by supporting the recommendations from our Databank report.

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Research reports and policy briefings

Explore our reports and briefings on the key issues affecting homeless young people and that ways in which Centrepoint is working to bring about change.


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