Centrepoint
Centrepoint
04/24/2017 at 19:11. Facebook
Thousands of young people are facing night after night with nowhere to go. The reasons are many and varied - some homes are too crowded, some are fleeing violence and anger, some are forced out by families who don't want them. With nowhere to turn, many end up sleeping on night buses, on strangers sofas, on park benches.
Thousands of young people are facing night after night with nowhere to
Maria Jones
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
04/24/2017 at 15:46. Facebook
What’s it like to be young and homeless in the UK? Reporter Stacey Dooley spoke to one of our housing managers, Matt, to find out for CBBC's Show Me What You’re Made Of, on telly this evening.

Matt works with homeless young people every day in our hostels – and having experienced homelessness himself as a teenager, understands the issue like few others. He used to sleep in London's cardboard...
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Whats it like to be young and homeless in the UK Reporter
Kirst Gower
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Centrepoint
04/24/2017 at 09:17. Facebook
Tough weekend? If you are 16-25 and find yourself homeless or at risk, the Centrepoint Helpline can give you information about housing, your legal rights and your next steps. Go to or call 0808 800 0661 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

The streets are not a safe option.
Tough weekend If you are 1625 and find yourself homeless or at
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
04/23/2017 at 15:47. Facebook
Who's feeling pumped after the London Marathon today? There are LOADS of other challenges you can get your teeth (feet?) into for Centrepoint. Head to and sign up today!

Got a friend who needs a challenge? Send them Arnie and his cats!
Whos feeling pumped after the London Marathon today There are LOADS of
Val Goldthorp
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
04/23/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
Early morning shout out to all of our London #Marathon runners. Best of luck to you all. Look out for the orange vests!
Early morning shout out to all of our London Marathon runners Best
Mab Rose Mills
Allan Deans
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
04/22/2017 at 20:03. Facebook
Before Centrepoint, John had it rough. His earliest memory is of being kicked in the stomach by his mother - he was just five years old.
Since he came to Centrepoint, things are getting better. John has found having access to counsellors really useful to help him overcome his personal and mental issues. He has taken advantage of life skills classes, which have helped him learn about budgeting,...
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Before Centrepoint John had it rough His earliest memory is of being
Karen Perrin
Jonathan Clynch
Jaimie Cross
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
04/21/2017 at 19:37. Facebook
Happy weekend everyone. We just want to say thanks.

Every £1 you donate saves the public purse £2.40. This means the services we provide reduce demand on health, social and judicial government services, among others.

But it also means you help homeless young people like Kyle, who was just 13 when he spent his first night on the street. The next few years of his life were tough - back with...
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Happy weekend everyone We just want to say thanks
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
04/20/2017 at 11:55. Facebook
Missed out on a place in the #LondonLandmarksHalf? WE HAVE A HANDFUL LEFT!

Run for Centrepoint and support homeless young people into a home and a job.

Sign up today at
Missed out on a place in the LondonLandmarksHalf WE HAVE A HANDFUL LEFT
Lorraine Marson
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
04/19/2017 at 17:06. Facebook
Lots of discussion today about whether £70,000 a year makes you rich. How about £600 a month?
Georgia Aileen Haynes
Jess Bunn
Deryck Collins
Here we go again!

In 2015, Centrepoint spread the message to young people that they needed to be registered to vote in the general election. Back then, only half of young people were registered compared to 96% older people. In seven weeks time, they have the chance to have a voice again.

Has anything changed? Are young people better off now? What does their future look like?

Are young...
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Here we go again In 2015 Centrepoint spread the message to young
This is amazing - this letter came from a former Centrepoint resident who is now supporting other young people who have experienced homelessness. Thank you! <3
This is amazing this letter came from a former Centrepoint resident who
Spencer Leeming
Karen Bell
Lorna Halliday
It’s been a pretty heavy weekend in the news for us, with stories of how vulnerable young people often take dangerous steps to get a roof over their heads. We’re trying to help everyone we can.

If you’d like to support us, you can donate on our website or take part in loads of fundraising events. Thanks.

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Sam is running out of options. She's young, alone, and trying to escape a violent home.
Can’t imagine how that would feel? For a few minutes, this video will let you see the world from her eyes.
Watch on your phone, set to full screen on your phone and plug in your headphones.
Sam is running out of options She's young alone and trying to escape a violent home

Young and homeless: your phone tells the story

Experience life as Sam as she struggles with a volatile home life, is forced onto the streets and finds she has no one to turn to. A glimpse into the terrify...

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Chloe was 15 when she got kicked out of home. She was referred to a Centrepoint hostel, where she found comfort and security.

She said: ‘I had a bond with my support worker Jenny, she was like a safety net. I started volunteering with Centrepoint, I went to London and met Prince William.

‘If you’re positive and you’re ready to move on in life then Centrepoint will help you, they’ll help you...
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Chloe was 15 when she got kicked out of home She was
Karen Bell
Face a night on the streets or sleep with a stranger to get a roof over your head? Some vulnerable young people have to make these terrible decisions. This is hidden homelessness.
Face a night on the streets or sleep with a stranger to

Young, homeless and desperate. Do you swipe right?

Right now, homeless young people are making horrifying choices to find somewhere to sleep. Some resort to sleeping with strangers, just to get away from the ...

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Naughty girl? Friends with benefits? Cheap rent for sex?
Online ads are offering rooms in exchange for sex. This could be a vulnerable young person’s only option. Our research found the 25% of homeless young people had stayed with a stranger and another 14% had considered it.
Naughty girl Friends with benefits Cheap rent for sex

Landlord adverts posted online 'target young for sex' - BBC News

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Hannah Golightly
Heidi Pardoe
Patricia Clough
Lucy is the youngest of three siblings. Her mother was an alcoholic and her step-father used to fly into rages and punch them both. Growing up, Lucy often went hungry for days on end, with no food for her anywhere in the house.

As her mother's alcoholism got worse, the state of the house deteriorated rapidly. Eventually, Lucy was trying to do her homework surrounded by squalor, alcohol and...
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Lucy is the youngest of three siblings Her mother was an alcoholic
Marjorie Flinton
Cathy Nicholson
Birgitte Agger Mote
Back to where it all began... Soho in 1969. Does anyone remember Centrepoint back then?
Back to where it all began Soho in 1969 Does anyone remember Centrepoint back then
Jayne Denham
Gloria Godfrey
What would you do if leaving home was your only option?

Great piece from Buzzfeed here featuring Centrepoint young person Catherine, who ended up on the streets after her mum kicked her out.
What would you do if leaving home was your only option

This Is What It's Like When You Need To Leave Home But Can't Afford Your Rent

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Marysia Horner
Daniel's parents both abused him verbally and physically - his dad thought nothing of hitting him with anything he could lay his hands on. They made it clear from a young age that he wasn't wanted.
Sometimes Daniel would come home and find they'd locked him out, leaving him with no choice but to wander the streets alone. Things came to a head one night when Daniel's father flew into a rage and...
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Daniels parents both abused him verbally and physically his dad thought nothing
Manc Maloney
Miriam Daly
Phyllis Falsey