For up to two years we help young people to get their lives back on track
Four out of five of the young people successfully move on
We support over 1,000 young people a year in London and the
North East. Young people might stay in a service from
nine nights to two years, depending on their circumstances. From
this foundation, they can begin to tackle the problems that led
them to become homeless.
We support young people to help them turn their lives around,
providing a safe place to live as well as the caring relationships
and sense of belonging that go with being 'at home'.
We work with young people to address their health needs. Our
health team gives advice on healthy living, diet, hygiene, sexual
health, exercise and access to NHS services.
We assess each young person's needs, goals and aspirations when
they arrive and work out a Support and Development plan with them
to help them get their life back on track.
We help young people maintain their tenancies and claim
benefits, and we provide advice on getting back into learning and
work. We also support them in finding suitable accommodation and
paying deposits, through our innovative rent deposit scheme.
We know that we can't end youth homelessness alone. We work with
other organisations to do research, lobby the government, support
direct delivery and share best practice.
The Centrepoint Parliament gives young people the chance to have
an influence within Centrepoint and national government to help
homeless young people throughout the UK.
Centrepoint campaigns to influence national and local government
policy affecting homeless young people. We meet with key civil
servants, MPs and government ministers to inform and work with
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Fortunately, Grace was referred to Centrepoint. Her first reaction to seeing a warm, safe room with a comfortable bed was to cry - for the first time in years, she didn't feel scared. Grace started to meet other young people with similar stories to hers and enjoyed having someone to talk to.
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Daniel was referred to Centrepoint where he had a cosy bed in a warm, safe room that he could call his own. He quickly relaxed and made good friends with both the staff and with others who were in similar situations to his own.
Eventually, John was admitted to hospital and brought to our attention. He had his first shower for a very long time, finally feeling clean and relaxed. Being at Centrepoint meant that he finally had a warm, safe room, which John took great delight in keeping clean. He describes it as 'perfect'.
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