Centrepoint

Centrepoint

83,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year. Centrepoint provides a safe place to call home and the vital support required to give hope for their future.

Facts about our job

  • When young people arrive to Centrepoint 75% have experienced abuse or neglect.
  • When young people arrive to Centrepoint only 20% have four GCSEs or more.
  • 89% of Centrepoint young people move on with a positive outcome.

The number of 16 – 25 year olds experiencing homelessness is rising. In London alone, the number of young people forced to sleep rough has doubled in recent years. The traumatic experiences faced by homeless young people too often result in poor mental health, physical health, and educational attainment. These young people have no family, no home and nobody to support them.

Young people like John….

John had a troubled and unstable childhood. After years of abuse John escaped to the streets. By the age of 15, John was regularly sleeping on benches or in a derelict flat.

After being admitted to hospital, John was referred to Centrepoint where he was given a safe place to call home and the support to get back in to school and therapy to help him deal with his past.

With Centrepoint’s help and ambitions to become a Communications Analyst, John is now studying A levels in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. John now has hope for his future.

Since 1969, Centrepoint has been helping young people like John. More than just a safe place to stay, we provide education, job skills training and mental and physical health support.

Operating across the country, we now help approximately 8,000 young people every year.

  • Centrepoint
  • Centrepoint

Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    If you pledge £5 a month the money you give over one year will help pay for the clothes that a young person would need to attend an interview or start an apprenticeship.

  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    If you pledge £7.5 a month the money you give us over one year will help pay for a course of therapy sessions for a homeless young person, helping them tackle their traumatic past.

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    If you pledge £7.5 a month the money you give us over one year will help pay for a course of therapy sessions for a homeless young person, helping them tackle their traumatic past.

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    If you pledge £20 a month the money you give over one year will help pay for a young person support they need to find a work experience and a job, ultimately helping them achieve independent and fulfilling lives.