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.
Access to sufficient and nutritious food is critical to the health and development of young adults at a critical point in their lives. But for young people experiencing homelessness, getting enough food can be a major struggle.
Our new report explores the issues with food insecurity that vulnerable young people are currently facing, and our recommendations for lasting change.
Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank collects local data from across the UK on the scale of youth homelessness. It also provides an insight into the type of interactions young people are having with their local councils and what support is being offered.
We are calling on the Government to commit to a proper strategy to tackle youth homelessness, by supporting the recommendations from our Databank report. The new research led by our policy team, suggests that youth homelessness is continuing to climb.
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Centrepoint’s Policy and Research Manager Billy Harding and Campaigns and Mobilisation Officer Pooja Singh talk about how we can work together to End Youth Homelessness once and for all – and how you can get involved.
Our research estimates nearly 122,000 young people asked for help from their local council in 2020-21 because they were homeless or at risk.
Dan Poursaeedi, Centrepoint's Senior Policy, Research and Databank Officer, explains the findings of the recent Youth Homelessness Databank report for 2020-2021.