Centrepoint gives homeless young people a chance to turn their lives around, build firm foundations, and prepare for a future where they realise their potential. We support over 1,000 young people a year in London and the North East.
Giving a young person a place to stay is the first of many steps toward overcoming their homelessness in the long term.
Our service for homeless young people starts with a room. These range from night shelters for emergencies, to hostels for short stays, to supported flats and foyers with facilities for learning on site. We provide services specifically for young people who are leaving the care of the local authority, for ex-offenders, and for young single parents.
Young people could 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. They can learn to trust people again and develop their self-respect.
Find out more about our accommodation services in Where We Work and our first ever purpose-built service, Dundas Street here. The picture above is our young people with the X-Factor's Joe McElderry at the opening of Dundas Street in 2012.