Centrepoint
yesterday at 12:31. Facebook
Centrepoint
03/23/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
No one should be forced to sleep on the streets. Help us get a homeless young person into a warm, safe place.
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Centrepoint
03/21/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
From sleeping on buses, struggling to get by each day, to finishing her degree and getting her first job. The right support changes lives.
Centrepoint
03/20/2017 at 20:20. Facebook
For homeless young people, rain means more than a tough commute home. You can help. [ Centrepoint.org.uk Link ]
Centrepoint
03/19/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Homelessness can have a devastating impact - not just on a young person's physical health, but their mental wellbeing too.
Thousands of young people are sleeping on sofas, floors, night buses or with strangers - the 'hidden homeless'.

Youth homelessness in the UK

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'I spent a month staying with a friend, going round in circles while people told me they couldn’t help because according to them, I’d intentionally made myself homeless – choosing to leave home made me a non-priority case.

'This is the sort of situation that results in so many young people facing life on the streets and a bleak future with few prospects.'

When you're young, vulnerable and...
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Young and homeless: what happens when you leave home at 17?

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Housing Benefit cuts will remove a vital safety net and could put thousands of young people at risk of homelessness:

Housing benefit cuts risk more homelessness

centrepoint.org.uk
This song, just like the Centrepoint Helpline, is for every young person in the UK who is homeless or at risk. Share this video to help us spread the word to young people who need us – when the helpline rings, we’ll be there.

Find out more about the Helpline here: [ Centrepoint.org.uk Link ]
Hannah’s problems began when her family home burnt down. She moved in with her sister but there was no room for her.

Hannah's story

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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 makes studying or getting a job...
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Help a homeless young person achieve their dreams

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A very old poster... but the issue remains to this day. We need to get homeless young people off the streets and into a warm, safe place.

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'Being away from home and completely skint isn’t a lifestyle choice – it’s hell.'

#TBT this piece by Sali Hughes in 2015 on how Housing Benefit saved her as a teenager.

Young people who can't go home rely on this vital lifeline to be able to leave homelessness behind for good. Cuts to Housing Benefit could save as little as £3.3m - and leave at least 9,000 young people at risk of...
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Sali Hughes: Housing benefit saved me as a teenager

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Strong, powerful, intelligent, homeless. This #InternationalWomensDay you can read the stories of some of the amazing young women who, with Centrepoint's support, have managed to overcome incredible hardships.

Like Samia, who, after a difficult start to adulthood, now has a degree, her own freelance photography business and has worked with Centrepoint to support other young people who are...
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Samia's story

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Cuts to housing benefit could save just £3.3m - and could put up to 9,000 young people at risk of homelessness.

Housing benefit cuts 'put young people at risk of homelessness'

theguardian.com
Cuts to housing benefit could remove a vital safety net for young people who have nowhere else to go.

Housing benefit cuts risk more homelessness

centrepoint.org.uk
'Aged 20, I was a typical young adult. I was living in a house share with flatmates, I had my first proper job and I was really enjoying it. Things were going pretty well.

I’d had to work hard to get there. Growing up, insecure housing was the norm. I didn’t get along with my mum’s partner so I moved into my Nan’s. Then from the age of 13, I was in and out of hostels with my dad. Moving...
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When I Was Homeless I Would Use Dating Apps Just To Find A Bed To Sleep In

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Sunderland City Council has announced it would not be renewing funding for Centrepoint’s vital local services - meaning four hostels for Sunderland’s homeless young people are at risk of closure.The impact of the funding cuts will be devastating and leave many homeless young people with nowhere to go for the support they need. Centrepoint will continue to support the most vulnerable homeless...
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Watch Centrepoint staff and young people speak about Sunderland cuts and risks of increased homelessness - starts 5.36 in.

These cuts could have a devastating impact. Centrepoint's Director of Housing and Support said: 'Our fear is, come later this year, there will be young people sleeping rough on the streets of Sunderland.'

Look North (North East and Cumbria), Late News: 28/02/2017

bbc.co.uk