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Tash's Story

15 May, 2018

Aged 16, Tash was forced to leave home and then spent six years sofa surfing.

But after staying wit…

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Sarah's Story

03 January, 2019

Sarah came to Centrepoint after her mental health spiralled out of control and she was not able to s…

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50th Anniversary: Jess's Story

19 June, 2019

When Jess’s mum kicked her out when she was just 16, she ended up at Centrepoint. She then moved thr…

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50th Anniversary: Cara's Story

19 June, 2019

Cara ended up at Centrepoint in the early noughties after leaving her family home due to her dad’s d…

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50th Anniversary: Steve's Story

20 June, 2019

Steve had a comfortable middle class background, but his home life was turbulent. At the age of 18 h…

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50th Anniversary: Terence's Story

21 June, 2019

Terence started as a volunteer at Centrepoint in November 1993. He spent a number of years working i…

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50th Anniversary: Maureen's Story

27 June, 2019

Maureen started working for Centrepoint in November 2003 as a Resettlement Officer and is now the Service Manager at one of our services in Camden. To mark our 50th anniversary, she reflects on working for Centrepoint and the changes over the years.

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50th Anniversary: Gary's Story

01 July, 2019

Gary became homeless in the early 90s after being disowned by his family for being gay. After a period of rough sleeping he sought help from Centrepoint, where he built up the courage to come out and have pride in who he is.

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50th Anniversary: Mari's story

01 July, 2019

Mari was a Centrepoint resident in 1997, after being thrown out of home as a teen when the relationship with her mother broke down. Not only did Centrepoint provide Mari with a roof over her head, they also provided a support network that she relied on for many years after.

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Elise's Story

06 September, 2019

Elise went through the care system and came to Centrepoint when she was 18. With Centrepoint’s support, she secured a place at university and completed her degree. 

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Brookemorgan's Story

29 October, 2019

Brookemorgan was housed by Centrepoint for two years. It was here, she says, that she was given the "breathing space" to become independent. 

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50th Anniversary: Emilyn's Story

23 July, 2019

Emilyn was a Centrepoint resident in 2007 after her mental health deteriorated. Whilst living with Centrepoint, she received support from her keyworker and the learning team, which eventually lead her to university. Emilyn now works for the UK's leading charity for social integration. 

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50th Anniversary: Alice's Story

12 August, 2019

Alice worked at Centrepoint between 2004 and 2011. She managed the 40th Anniversary and was responsible for starting Centrepoint's bursary scheme. She now works for Evolve Housing and Support.

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Chris's Story

02 July, 2019

Chris is the service manager of two of our services in Barnsley and has been working with vulnerable people for over 18 years. 

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Jamie's Story

28 June, 2019

Jamie has sought help from Centrepoint on four different occasions ove six years, offering some stability amongst the chaos in her life. Jamie has now moved on from Centrepoint and has recently completed her Masters in Dance.

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Kasim's Story

25 June, 2019

Suffering with acute anxiety for years, school eventually became unbearable for Kasim and he started…

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