ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

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Policy and research

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

 

Influencing policy campaigning for change

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.

Hannah, a Centrepoint young person.

The youth homelessness Databank

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.

What's the scale of youth homelessness near you?

Centrepoint helps more than 10,000 homeless young people a year. Our research helps us understand what support they need.

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42% have issues with their mental health
14% are refugees
14% are refugees
28% have been living in care
28% have been living in care
A young man on the street.

Scale of youth homelessness revealed

The stats for homeless young people are shocking. Our research estimates 86,000 young people asked for help from their local council in 2016/17 because they're homeless or at risk.

Download the report

Our areas of research

Preventing youth homelessness

The best way to protect young people from the devastating impact of homelessness is to stop it from happening at all.

Experiences of youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is complex and a very different experience for each of the young people we support.

Tackling youth homelessness

To turn their lives around, homeless young people need access to accommodation, training and employment.

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