All real stories

Jack's story

At just 13, Jack's family life became unbearable.

But when he came to Centrepoint, he was offered e…

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Craig's Story

When his football career came to an end and after the death of his parents, Craig hit rock bottom.

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Tyler's Story

As Centrepoint’s Regional Manager in Yorkshire, Tyler manages our housing services in Bradford and B…

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From homeless to hostel manager

Matt manages one of Centrepoint's London hostels. He was homeless himself when he came to London age…

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Homeless in the 70s

Kerry came to Centrepoint in the 1970s after running away from home and ending up homeless on the st…

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Peter's Story

Peter first came to Centrepoint in the early 1970s after leaving the army with a medical discharge a…

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Becca's story

Following difficulties at home, Becca went to live with her nan. But when her nan discovered she was…

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Georges tells his story

After suffering physical abuse from his mum, Georges became homeless.

But since coming to Centrepoi…

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Nathaniel's story

In his own words, Nathaniel explains how he came to Centrepoint and how our Bursary scheme helped hi…

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Jeremiah's Story

Aged 22, Jeremiah was thrown out of his home after his father refused to accept that he was gay.


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"From the age of five to nine my life was like my own horror story really."

Aged five, Zinnia’s mum kicked her and her dad out. Aged nine, Zinnia was placed into foster care.

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hospitalised by her mother

At just 15 years old, Tori was hospitalised by her Mum.

She was forced to leave home in difficult c…

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Dreaming of working with top athletes

Josh had a difficult childhood and was put in to care in his early teens.  

His passion for sport and…

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Aidan's Story

"I left home when I was 20 because I was being forced into an arranged marriage."

"Today, I'm worki…

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self harming to escape

Chloe left home in Bradford at 15 to search for her biological father in London. Things didn’t work …

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a traumatic childhood

After struggling with homelessness and experiencing mental health problems, Catherine took control o…

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The best mum she could be

With support and a lot of dedication, Tamara turned her life around.

Growing in confidence, Tamara …

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"I wanted to give a better life to my son"

Claudette's drive and spirit are truly inspiring. That's why she was the deserving winner of the Ent…

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sleeping rough at 15 years old

John had a troubled and unstable childhood. His father suffered with mental illness and his mother w…

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family breakdown

Hannah’s problems began when her family home burnt down.

After living through family arguments in t…

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abused by his parents

Daniel's parents both abused him verbally and physically -they made it clear that he wasn't wanted. …

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A terrifying journey

When Tien arrived in London, she was scared, sick, tired and all alone.

But thanks to her support w…

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Tash's Story

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

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

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Never been back

On Christmas Day, Ben went to hospital with chronic pain and was diagnosed with sciatica. To make ma…

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