Centrepoint
02/22/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Homelessness is a complex issue. Young people at Centrepoint come from a range of different backgrounds and have experienced some incredibly difficult things. We offer them more than just a roof over their heads - we give them long term support to help overcome these issues.
Centrepoint
02/20/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Many young people do not realise they are homeless. Our helpline will give them a bit more humanity:

Thousands of young people turned away without help

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Centrepoint
02/19/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Homeless young people have different issues and different needs to adults. They're often homeless because it's not safe for them to stay at home, or family life has become too hard. We know thousands of young people sleep rough every night, but there are thousands more sleeping on sofas, floors, night buses or with strangers - the 'hidden homeless'.

Youth homelessness in the UK

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Centrepoint
02/18/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Astronaut, footballer, chef… Homeless young people have dreams and ambitions, but so many things stand in their way because of their circumstances. Thousands of young people sleep rough every night, but there are thousands more sleeping on sofas, floors, night buses or with strangers. Homelessness takes a huge toll on mental and physical health, leaves young people at risk and exhausted and...
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Centrepoint
02/17/2017 at 10:33. Facebook
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.

Content warning: contains scenes some may find distressing.
Sam is a young woman who is running out of options. Young, alone, and trying to escape a violent home.

Can’t imagine what this would be like? For a few minutes, this video will let you see the world from her eyes.

Watch in full screen on your phone and plug in your headphones.

Content warning: contains scenes some may find distressing.
"Much has been made of a crisis within the NHS over recent weeks. Every day we turn on the news and see hospitals struggling to find beds for patients in their hour of need. The Red Cross even went so far as to call out this current situation as a ‘humanitarian crisis’.

"This struggle for beds is not just happening in our hospital wards, though. We’re also facing a complex housing and...
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'We Are Facing A System In Denial': Hidden Homelessness In UK Is At Crisis Point

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Kyle came to Centrepoint after constant rows at home became too much. Here, he's had help to find his feet.

Read his story: [ Centrepoint.org.uk Link ]
'Hello, this is William at Centrepoint...'

This morning our Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge joined us to launch the Centrepoint Helpline - the first ever advice service for young people who are either homeless or at risk. Prince William took part in a short training session with Centrepoint staff and volunteers who will be answering calls from young people across the country.

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Today our Patron Prince William is helping us launch the first ever advice service for young people who are either homeless or at risk.

Homelessness is a complex issue - young people need specialist support. The Centrepoint Helpline is here to help.

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It all comes down to who is ‘counted’ as being homeless. If a young person is homeless and no-one sees them, are they homeless?

Take Sarah. Kicked out by her parents, she has stitched together a life from the age of 16 to the age of 19; sofa surfing, favours and a shaky future. Does she count? Or Steve, 21; council staff turned him away as he has no kids, no formal application made. Is he...
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‘To combat homelessness, we need to count the hidden homeless too'

independent.co.uk
Are you a young person who is rough sleeping, sofa surfing or at risk of homelessness?

We launch our helpline tomorrow. Contact us using this link and we can call you back with support.

Get Help Now

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Before she worked at one of the world’s leading law firms, Claudette was a frightened homeless teenager who had just found out she was pregnant.

I was pregnant and homeless at 18. Centrepoint gave me a chance

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"Look at us now."
The stars of this inspirational photo shoot were all once homeless. Anna, who featured in the shoot said: "there's a stigma about people who are called homeless, as if they're beneath society. People don't realise it could happen to anyone." See the full shoot in the @evening.standard magazine today!

photos by Chris Floyd
'Before I came to Centrepoint, I had no self-esteem, I had no security, and my future was uncertain. The most significant thing that happened to me whilst I was at Centrepoint was the click in my brain that went from, "you are worthless" to "you are equal".'

Samia could have lost hope after it became unsafe to stay at home, but with Centrepoint's help Samia has achieved so much. Leaving a...
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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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Help us spread the word! We're in the running to become Morgan Stanley's charity of the year - if we win, we'll build the first ever learning centre for homeless young people. Please share this post and help us get the word out - Morgan Stanley, choose Centrepoint!
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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Homelessness can have a devastating impact - not just on a young person's physical health, but their mental wellbeing too. We want every young person experiencing homelessness to have the support they need to recover.
Our Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge will join us to officially launch the #HomelessHelpline on 13 February! Prince William will join Centrepoint Helpline advice workers as they run a training session for new recruits who will be answering calls from young people who are homeless or at risk.

We're so excited to be launching this vital service - and so grateful to all our supporters who have...
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