Youth unemployment has increased by 340 per cent in the past two years, according to new figures released this week.16 May 2013
Housing, health and a job – these are the key elements needed to end youth homelessness.9 May 2013
Centrepoint welcomed Communities and Local Government Minister Don Foster MP and Sir Steve Bullock from London Councils to a roundtable discussion to debate solutions to the shortage of affordable housing for young people.2 May 2013
When it comes to matching influential professionals and young people with burning questions, all the signs suggest that the Volunteering Team has cracked it.1 May 2013
Centrepoint and Springboard Training have teamed up in the North East to recruit young people onto a new project. Its aim is to support homeless young people in gaining experience and qualifications in construction, while providing them with a home. 1 May 2013
Team Centrepoint has raised a staggering £60,000 for homeless young people at this year’s Virgin London Marathon.22 Apr 2013
Downton Abbey star Allen Leech is running the 2013 Virgin London Marathon for the first time in support of leading youth homeless charity Centrepoint – inspired by the night he spent on the streets of London last winter.19 Apr 2013
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills has launched a new collaboration with tailoring company Suit for Success, which matches donated suits with disadvantaged young people looking for a job.11 Apr 2013
Twenty years after he was helped off the streets as a teenager, Mark Blaker, wanted to give something back and took on the Hastings Half Marathon on Sunday 24 March 2013 and raised £2,000.4 Apr 2013
'Rochelle', a film about what mentoring means to a Centrepoint young person, had its official launch and screening at Framestore last week.27 Mar 2013
The government's £3.5bn scheme to help homebuyers will do nothing to free up or build homes for the thousands of 16 to 25 year olds who are in desperate need, Centrepoint warns in response to today's Budget.20 Mar 2013
Business leaders from some of the City’s largest companies slept on the streets near the heart of London's financial district and challenged colleagues and competitors alike to join them for a Sleep Out in aid of Centrepoint this winter.15 Mar 2013
Centrepoint has today launched its first Supported Lodgings scheme, where people in London can give up their spare rooms for our homeless young people.6 Mar 2013
Downton Abbey stars Brendan Coyle, Allen Leech and Sophia Myles set their character’s class divisions aside and put their grey-matter to the test in ‘The Ultimate Pub Quiz’ - an annual fundraiser for Centrepoint.6 Feb 2013
Centrepoint is pleased to announce new services for homeless young people in north London.1 Feb 2013
Centrepoint today welcomed a call for face-to-face careers advice for all young people in a report by a cross-party education committee, following two years of deterioration in services.23 Jan 2013
Employees from JP Morgan, 8 Build and EMI among others donated individually wrapped Secret Santa presents to young people at Centrepoint over Christmas 3 Jan 2013
Students from Bacon’s College in south east London have raised more than £9,000 for Centrepoint.21 Dec 2012
It’s just a few days ‘til Christmas so it’s the perfect time for a festive sing-a-long…with Shrek!20 Dec 2012
Prince William, Jude Law, Jonathan Ross, Tim Henman, Allen Leech, Pat cash, Sir Steve Redgrave...no need to choose your favourite as they ALL here in our fab film about our Winter Whites Gala!20 Dec 2012
Ninety-six year old walker Doris Hancock has been presented with an official letter from our Patron Prince William at our Sunderland service.17 Dec 2012
Festive singing around Trafalgar Square's giant Christmas tree has raised £600 for Centrepoint.17 Dec 2012
From the red carpet to on court with the world’s greatest – Centrepoint young people rubbed shoulders with the cream of film, TV and tennis at the Centrepoint Winter Whites Gala.10 Dec 2012
Plans to cut housing benefit for the under 25s are likely to have been scrapped after Chancellor George Osborne failed to mention it in today’s autumn statement.5 Dec 2012
A Centrepoint mentor has gone above and beyond her role by making a film about the mentoring programme, starring her mentee Rochelle.29 Nov 2012
Comedy duo Dick & Dom and Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Scott Mills will be wrapping for Centrepoint at Tommy Hilfiger on London’s Regent Street this Saturday.21 Nov 2012
The Community Channel's Sleep Out broadcast is now available to 'watch again' - in full16 Nov 2012
Centrepoint Patron Prince William and his wife, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will attend the star-studded Winter Whites Gala for Centrepoint at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 8 December. 16 Nov 2012
It was cold, it was tough, but it was also our biggest and best Sleep Out so far.9 Nov 2012
More than 1,000 people will be sleeping out across the UK to raise awareness of homelessness tonight.8 Nov 2012
Centrepoint and St Mungo's join forces to highlight the number of care leavers who find themselves homeless.
31 Oct 2012
A charity single written by a formerly homeless musician in collaboration with Centrepoint young people is out now!29 Oct 2012
Christmas is fast approaching. If you haven’t sorted your Christmas cards yet, now is the perfect opportunity to choose cards that directly help homeless young people.18 Oct 2012
An evening of tennis and entertainment in a spectacular winter wonderland setting to raise money and awareness of youth homelessness will be hosted by Centrepoint in December.10 Oct 2012
Bjorn Borg together with our supporters and young people raises money to help fight youth homelessness.28 Sep 2012
Adele’s make-up artist was just one of the stylists who worked his magic at Centrepoint’s ‘Make a Difference’ makeovers last week.19 Sep 2012
Centrepoint has echoed concerns raised in a new report by Work and Pensions Select Committee that government flagship youth unemployment programmes, such as the youth contract, are failing to reach many of society’s most disadvantaged young people.19 Sep 2012
A staggering 90 per cent of people feel that a positive change in their lives, such as learning a new skill, would boost their job prospects yet 88 per cent put off doing anything about it.17 Sep 2012
It's been a long road for Anthony Garbett, a former homeless 20-year-old who lived in a Centrepoint hostel for eight months.12 Sep 2012
As hundreds of British sports men and women try to realise their dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal, Centrepoint young person Adrianne Rutherford is using the job opportunities created by London 2012 to help her achieve her own ambition – becoming a chef.31 Jul 2012
Barclays in Sunderland has chosen Centrepoint as its charity partner this year and is on course to raise thousands of pounds to help homeless young people in the city.
23 Jul 2012
The man with the ginger dreads, Newton Faulkner, pulled a huge crowd of commuters in the City this morning as he busked to raise awareness of Centrepoint and youth homelessness.18 Jul 2012
Doris Hancock, the 95-year-old walking all 84 miles of Hadrian's Wall for Centrepoint, has received a personal message from Prince William - HRH The Duke of Cambride - to mark her up-coming 96th birthday.
11 Jul 2012
Homeless charity bosses, including Centrepoint's Seyi Obakin, have written a joint letter, published in The Times, condemning a proposal to cut housing benefit for people under 25.27 Jun 2012
Centrepoint today warned of the catastrophic consequences of David Cameron's proposal to scrap Housing Benefit for young people under the age of 25.
25 Jun 2012
Deputy Liberal Democrat Leader Simon Hughes has given his full support to the Centrepoint Parliament's new campaign to restore face-to-face careers advice for all under-25s after attending one of the first performances of 'Nine Rooms'25 Jun 2012
Health and wellbeing company Philips has pledged £60,000 to help Centrepoint tackle drug and alcohol misuse by vulnerable young people.19 Jun 2012
The Centrepoint Parliament is launching a new campaign to restore face-to-face careers advice for all under 25s by staging 'Nine Rooms' - a new theatre experience that presents the consequences of a lack of support and guidance for vulnerable young people.11 Jun 2012
He’s already rowed across the Atlantic with Olympian James Cracknel, now TV presenter Ben Fogle is aiming to go one better by swimming across the same ocean in just 100 days – and he’s invited Centrepoint young people to help him do it!
23 May 2012
A troupe of Centrepoint runners took part in the Sunderland 10K earlier this month to raise funds for our North East services.
21 May 2012
Homeless young people's needs must not be over-looked in efforts to address London’s housing crisis, politicians emphasised today at a Centrepoint roundtable discussion on the barriers faced by young people ready to move on to independent living.
17 May 2012
The 2012 Virgin London Marathon was an outstanding fundraising success for Centrepoint thanks to 35 runners, who have raised more than £113,000 to support homeless young people.30 Apr 2012
You may see Kristyna Myles busking in a town near you soon! But despite the guitar case on the ground collecting loose change, this singer has just signed a £2m record deal and is using a 10,000-mile busking tour to raise awareness of Centrepoint's work with homeless young people.30 Apr 2012
Housing difficulties for young people, the risk of losing benefits with work experience, apprenticeships and immigration laws at 18 were just some of the tough issues put to three MPs by the Centrepoint Parliament last week.30 Apr 2012
Young people should be offered an alternative way to learn to help them become work ready, learndirect has stated in a new report.26 Apr 2012
Centrepoint is calling on the government to focus its efforts on the 16-24 year olds furthest from the job market as the latest figures show unemployment has doubled in two years since the Future Jobs Fund was scrapped.
17 Apr 2012
The Centrepoint Parliament visited BBC Broadcasting House this weekend to watch presenters Sara Cox, Gemma Cairney and Radio 1xtra's CJ Beatz at work.16 Apr 2012
Workwise has been officially registered as a Sector Based Work Academy with Job Centre Plus after its staff and the Employment Minister, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, were left thoroughly impressed by the programme and its record of success.
12 Apr 2012
Heroic fundraisers from Team Homebase's tell one of our young people about their epic trek race to the South Pole3 Apr 2012
Former resident’s marathon effort to raise money for Centrepoint 27 Mar 2012
Centrepoint supporters and stars of Hollyoaks ran the Liverpool Half Marathon last Sunday in training for next month’s Virgin London Marathon.21 Mar 2012
Ninety-five year old Doris Hancock is walking 84 miles along Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria to raise money and awareness of Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people.
20 Mar 2012
Mother's day is soon upon us and what better way to thank your lovely mum for… well… being your lovely mum, than a beautiful bunch flowers?
13 Mar 2012
Centrepoint young people had the chance to have their say last week as part of a new BBC3 debate show.
12 Mar 2012
X-Factor winner Joe McElderry today (Friday 9 March) brushed up on his cookery skills alongside a group of Centrepoint young people as he helped launch our new £1.3m hostel in Sunderland.9 Mar 2012
The cast and crew of Hollyoaks spent a chilly night on the streets of the drama’s set last night to raise awareness of youth homelessness.2 Mar 2012
Homeless young people are struggling to access local health services despite having much poorer health on average than their peers, according to a new report published today by Centrepoint.
23 Feb 2012
Hollyoaks will be holding its very own Sleep Out next week to raise awareness of youth homelessness.22 Feb 2012
Government plans outlined today (Tuesday 21 February) by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to invest an additional £126m to help 16 and 17 year olds who not in education, employment or training have been welcomed by leading youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.
21 Feb 2012
Research released by learndirect this week reveals jobseekers need to brush up on how they come across to interviewers and make sure they can work with others to give themselves the best chance of getting a job.
20 Feb 2012
Pop star Rachel Stevens and The Real Hustle's Jessica-Jane Clement were just some of the celebs that dished up fish 'n' chips to Centrepoint's young people this week.10 Feb 2012
Employment Minister Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP has vowed to work with Centrepoint to ensure that its Workwise programme is a success alongside the government's own employment initiatives.9 Feb 2012
Teen soap Hollyoaks has teamed up with Centrepoint to help us highlight the dangers young people faceliving on the streets.
6 Feb 2012
Hugh Grant, Jonathan Ross and David Tennant joined a host of celebs and corporate supporters for the 2012 Ultimate Pub Quiz - the best yet!1 Feb 2012
Centrepoint warned this week that the government’s plans to cap the benefits of families at £26,000 a year could backfire, leading to families being forced apart and a higher cost to the taxpayer in the long-run.23 Jan 2012
World-leading financial services provider Credit Suisse has pledged to help homeless young people turn their lives around and aspire to success following an employee election, which resulted in Centrepoint becoming the bank’s UK Charity of the Year 2012.
3 Jan 2012
Happy New Year everyone! To celebrate the start of 2012, Centrepoint would once again like to say a huge thank you for all your support.1 Jan 2012
Central and local government must not lose sight of the needs of the homeless, Centrepoint has warned as new research shows homeless people die 30 years before the national average.21 Dec 2011
TV host Richard Madeley and Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox will take the hot seat in Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire in the New Year.
19 Dec 2011
Hark the Herald Angels Sing… and they filled the skies above Trafalgar Square on Friday evening.
19 Dec 2011
Two Centrepoint supporters have helped every young person in our services get a Christmas present under the tree this year.16 Dec 2011
Little Mix - be afraid! There's new talent on the scene! Centrepoint young people had their chance to shine last week in the sixth Centrepoint's Got Talent, held at Toynbee Hall in east London.
15 Dec 2011
Centrepoint has again called for the government to take urgent action to combat the deepening housing crisis as official figures released today reveal a 13 per cent rise in homelessness.
8 Dec 2011
More than £220,000 has so far been raised following Centrepoint’s Sleep Out less than one month ago.
5 Dec 2011
The auction of a collection of stag heads jazzed up by some of the country’s hottest artists and designers has raised almost £10,000 for Centrepoint.2 Dec 2011
Jazz star Jamie Cullum has praised Centrepoint for its dedication to homeless young people.
2 Dec 2011
Jazz superstar Jamie Cullum takes to the stage for Centrepoint tonight in the last of a series of special gigs at Chappell of Bond Street. The concerts have raised more than £12,000.
1 Dec 2011
Christmas is fast approaching. If you haven’t sorted your Christmas cards yet, now is the perfect opportunity to choose cards that directly help homeless young people.
29 Nov 2011
Centrepoint has welcomed today's announcement by government of a £1bn fund to tackle youth unemployment, but warns that the most disadvantaged must be prioritised for support if the issue is to be resolved in the long-term.
29 Nov 2011
Centrepoint has again called on the government to step up its support for young people trying to find jobs in the UK as youth unemployment tops one million.16 Nov 2011
Football fans can get some action in Sunderland today at a Homeless Football Cup organised by Centrepoint in the North East.
16 Nov 2011
Have you ever wanted a staggering piece of art on your wall? Now’s your chance.
15 Nov 2011
Improving access to suitable housing options and better opportunities to get into work are crucial if the UK is to ever see an end to youth homelessness, a series of recent Centrepoint roundtable events heard.
23 Oct 2011
The Centrepoint team in the North East is celebrating after Regional Operations Manager Martin Gill won the ‘most charitable person’ award at SUN FM’s annual Local Hero Awards.21 Oct 2011
More homeless young people could be in line to receive a vital boost towards turning their lives around as staff at the major investment bank Credit Suisse begin voting for a new UK Charity of the Year.
18 Oct 2011
Young people are bearing the brunt of the job crisis, Centrepoint warns as youth unemployment rises to a record high.12 Oct 2011
The Royal Air Force will be landing on Centrepoint’s Sleep Out next month to provide a hearty meal for 650 people.
11 Oct 2011
A Centrepoint young person is on track to become the future face of TV news after winning a prestigious competition with ITV.
20 Sep 2011
In a wooden clad room strewn with ornate piano stools and beautiful instruments, around 60 people enjoyed an intimate gig with British jazz sensation Kit Downes.
19 Sep 2011
Lunchtime favourites Prêt a Manger romped to victory in Centrepoint annual five-a-side football tournament on Sunday, which raised more than £10,000.
15 Sep 2011
Centrepoint has joined the Make It Count campaign to get 200,000 people signed up to new learning opportunities over the next 12 months.
9 Sep 2011
Eighteen young people have been elected to the new Centrepoint Parliament and have already met to discuss how they will influence the charity and government.
8 Sep 2011
There are just a limited number of places available at our five-a-side Football challenge on Sunday 11 September at Powerleague London City.
26 Aug 2011
More support and investment is needed to help thousands of marginalised young people achieve their potential, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint, warned today.
25 Aug 2011
A day at the races has raised an amazing £130,000 for Centrepoint.
24 Aug 2011
A football mad former Centrepoint resident is playing on theEnglandteam of the Homeless World Cup in Paris next week.
19 Aug 2011
Stronger community, improving employment prospects and giving people a voice were just some of the suggestions to curb future riots put forward to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg by Centrepoint this week.12 Aug 2011
A decent job can mean the world of difference for a young person who may have found themselves trapped in a spiral of homelessness.
12 Aug 2011
Two brothers are Kite Buggying 1,000km up the coast of Brazil to raise £2,000 for Centrepoint.8 Aug 2011
New research commissioned by Centrepoint has found that youth homelessness is on the rise.
5 Aug 2011
Centrepoint has moved on to the next stage of consultation with employees over proposed organisational changes, following discussions with the union Unite.
4 Aug 2011
A Centrepoint service in Sunderland has been given a nine-month extension on its licence to ensure a smooth hand over to new, £1m purpose-built premises in Dundas Street.
2 Aug 2011
The government has changed its plans to reduce housing benefit for homeless people aged 25-34.
20 Jul 2011
Radio 1 DJ and Centrepoint ambassador Sara Cox launched Sleep out 2011 in a double bed in London's Exchange Square with Deloitte's Jon Milward.13 Jul 2011
Runners geared up for this Sunday's British 10k London running through some of London's most iconic sights.11 Jul 2011
Welfare minister Lord Freud has paid a visit to Centrepoint's Berwick Street service and met some of its residents.
7 Jul 2011
British jazz sensation The Kit Downes Trio will be performing a special and intimate gig in aid of Centrepoint in September.
29 Jun 2011
Centrepoint is now taking applications from those who want to take part in one of the world’s greatest sporting events.
29 Jun 2011
Centrepoint has presented a list of policy priorities to the shadow housing minister in a bid to influence Labour’s next housing review.
29 Jun 2011
London life, identity and refugee are the themes of some creative masterpieces by Centrepoint’s young people on show until 13 July.
29 Jun 2011
There’s one week to go before Portuguese pianist Arthur Pizarro takes to the stage for Centrepoint. Just a few of the 45 tickets up for grabs remain for this intimate performance, marking 200 years of London’s famous Chappell of Bond Street store.
23 Jun 2011
Centrepoint is calling for the government to ensure that new bursaries and education and training opportunities reach the most disadvantaged.
9 Jun 2011
New statistics released today show that the number of homeless young people in England has risen by 15 per cent - the largest year-on-year increase since comparable records began.
9 Jun 2011
Arsenal raised £270,000 for Centrepoint at its annual charity ball, where the club's legends rubbed shoulders with Centrepoint supporters. Watch the video here.3 Jun 2011
Newbury Racecourse will play host to a charity day in aid of Centrepoint later this month.
2 Jun 2011
Lights, camera, action. It’s all in a days work for a group of Centrepoint young people, who got to grips with film-making under the watchful eye of BAFTA – Britain’s prestigious awards body for film, television and video games.
27 May 2011
Here's your chance to watch the Centrepoint film, One Step Away, made with BAFTA and the Media Trust.27 May 2011
Centrepoint graces the silver screen this evening in a film made in partnership with British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
25 May 2011
Are you looking for a challenge? Sign up for the British 10K and raise cash for Centrepoint.
23 May 2011
Arsenal legends, players and supporters have raised more than £270,000 for Centrepoint and pledged to fund two mental health therapists at the club’s annual charity ball.
20 May 2011
Centrepoint responds to the government's announcement of the measures they are taking to reduce youth unemployment.12 May 2011
Centrepoint is urging local authorities to protect funding for homelessness services as new research highlights they achieve lasting positive outcomes for homeless people and save the tax payer money in the long run.
10 May 2011
Leading Portuguese pianist Artur Pizarro takes to the stage for Centrepoint next month in a series of concerts to mark a milestone for London's famous musical store Chappell of Bond Street.
9 May 2011
Reams of Royal rubbish left on the streets following the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is being auctioned in aid of Centrepoint by London party venue Altitude 360.
6 May 2011
The Centrepoint team were out in force at the Royal Wedding of Prince William, the charity's patron, and Catherine Middleton.29 Apr 2011
Centrepoint service user Shozna will be the envy of thousands of young people tomorrow as she witnesses the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton among a host of Royals, dignitaries and celebrities.
28 Apr 2011
A grand Royal Wedding cake made by an expert cake decorator in Wales is up for grabs on eBay to raise money for Centrepoint
28 Apr 2011
Congratulations and thank you to all of Centrepoint’s runners who braved the heat on Sunday to take part in this year’s Virgin London Marathon! 18 Apr 2011
On Wednesday 13th April, disabled Arsenal supporter Paul Smith will set off in his wheelchair from the home of Portsmouth Football Club, Fratton Park to reach the home of his beloved Arsenal three days later on Saturday 16th April. 13 Apr 2011
Centrepoint has welcomed the government's announcement that the minimum wage will rise this October for all age groups. However, Centrepoint is concerned that the increase may not go far enough to allow young people to make ends meet.
10 Apr 2011
Centrepoint today welcomed the government's decision to ring-fence £15 million for vulnerable young people as part of its replacement for Education Maintenance Allowances.28 Mar 2011
The Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Children and Families, Tim Loughton MP, recently met a group of young people at the 'Positive for Youth' summit to hear their views about the biggest issues facing young people today.11 Mar 2011
Trevor Nelson hears some of the reasons why more than 75,000 young people in the UK experience homelessness each year7 Mar 2011
Centrepoint is delighted to receive a generous donation from the People's Postcode Lottery to help young people from County Durham who are homeless or at risk of homelessness set up their new home.2 Mar 2011