Centrepoint aims to help vulnerable young people move on from homelessness and build a future they can believe in


Violence, abuse, family breakdown and problems with mental health: young people often become homeless because it’s safer to leave home than to stay. According to our research, 110,000 young people asked for help with homelessness last year - this needs to change. Being homeless means not having a safe place to call home. We know thousands of young people sleep rough every night, but there are thousands more sleeping on sofas, floors, night buses or with strangers. These are the “hidden homeless”.


Getting a homeless young person into accommodation is just the first step. From there, we need to make sure that young people are ready to live independently, with access to support when needed. Our holistic model of support offers support with mental and physical health and wellbeing, a pathway back into education, training and employment, and an array of opportunities to engage and inspire young people. As a result of this model, 88% of young people move on positively from Centrepoint. However our work doesn't stop there. We want to eradicate youth homelessness altogether, and to do this the Helpline, Policy Team and Engagement team play an essential role to tackle youth homelessness long term.

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