Centrepoint: London

Centrepoint is the leading youth homelessness charity for 16-25 year olds. Starting with providing vulnerable young people in London and the north of England with a safe place to stay, its work is focused on helping young people find the two things they need above all else to turn their lives around: a home and a job.

During a typical stay (around two years), young people receive support with the following:

  • tackling physical and mental health problems caused by homelessness
  • accessing work or education
  • basic skills we take for granted – like cooking, cleaning and managing money – which are vital to living independently

Centrepoint gives homeless young people a voice through the Centrepoint Parliament, an elected body of young people representing their peers, and it conducts research and influences government policy with the overall aim of ending youth homelessness.

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