Centrepoint
Centrepoint
05/28/2017 at 14:38. Facebook
One morning, when Catherine was 16, her mother dropped her off at college, informed her that she’d changed all the locks, and told her daughter she would never be allowed to return home.
Catherine, who grew up in Huddersfield, had a volatile family life. Her violent father would drag her up the stairs by the hair, and lock her out of the kitchen. Catherine developed mental health problems and...
View details ⇨
One morning when Catherine was 16 her mother dropped her off at
Karen Bell
Gail Adams
Justine Holt
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
05/27/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Our patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge heard a powerful speech from former Centrepoint resident Samia at Leighton House Museum last week.

This is what she said:

'My father died when I’d just turned five. He was the sole breadwinner and the main domestic person in our family.

Things began to deteriorate.

The flat was slowly falling apart; I was embarrassed for anybody to come over. I was...
View details ⇨
Our patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge heard a powerful speech from
Claire Kirby
Angel Lauren Rosemary Costen
Muriel Auboin
Centrepoint
Centrepoint
05/26/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
With national campaigning in the general election starting up again today, here's our round up of the key points affecting young people in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos.

[ Centrepoint.org.uk Link ]
With national campaigning in the general election starting up again today heres

2017 manifesto round up

centrepoint.org.uk
If you're not registered to vote in the general election today is your last chance.

Sadly, young people are generally less likely to vote. Whatever your age, please register and encourage young people to do the same. It's their future!

You can register here: [ Gov.uk Link ] - remember, you'll need your national insurance number handy.
If you're not registered to vote in the general election today is your last chance
Gary Kewley-Keet
Lyn Archer
Martin Smith
'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...
View details ⇨
Everton Karen
Norman Beach
Stephen Wallis
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.
Lis Royston-Bishop
Ash Balan
Samantha Ruderham
From sleeping on night buses and struggling to get by each day, to finishing her degree and getting her first job. The right support changes lives.
From sleeping on night buses and struggling to get by each day
Jeremy Hance
Claire Mcmichael
Michelle Gouda
When Daniel’s dad hit him with an iron, he had no choice but to leave home. He was 18.
When he came to Centrepoint, he had his own room, a chance to learn and a chance to plan for his future.
When Daniel’s dad hit him with an iron he had no choice but to leave home He was 18
Angela Whitlock
Razia Seaman
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 stranger's sofas, on park benches.

Where will you be sleeping tonight?
Thousands of young people are facing night after night with nowhere to
When Catherine was 16, her mother dropped her off at college, informed her she’d changed the locks, and told her daughter she would never be allowed to return home.
Catherine, who grew up in Huddersfield, had a volatile family life. Her violent father would drag her up the stairs by the hair, and lock her out of the kitchen. Catherine developed mental health problems and self-harmed. The...
View details ⇨
Maria Wilby
Tim Foulkes
Jonathan Kay
The police message reads 'do not give money to beggars'. What we really need is for the police to work with councils and charities like Centrepoint to ensure those genuinely in need are not criminalised and denied support.
The police message reads do not give money to beggars What we

Police accused of 'demonising' homeless people with anti-begging sign

standard.co.uk
Alison Tyler
Alison Tyler
Steve Palmer
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.
Homelessness can have a devastating impact not just on a young persons
From sleeping on night buses and struggling to get by each day, to finishing her degree and getting her first job. The right support changes lives.
From sleeping on night buses and struggling to get by each day
Levi Lee
Chris Roberts
In a day of local elections across the country, councils are looking to the future, which means budgeting for services in their regions. Whoever you voted for, will your council look after vulnerable young people or continue to reduce the services they rely on?

Housing benefit cuts are happening. If you think young people are worth budgeting for, share this video and help us spread the...
View details ⇨
Tina Johnson
Beverley McRickus
Chris Norton
One morning, when Catherine was 16, her mother dropped her off at college, informed her that she’d changed all the locks, and told her daughter she would never be allowed to return home.
Catherine, who grew up in Huddersfield, had a volatile family life. Her violent father would drag her up the stairs by the hair, and lock her out of the kitchen. Catherine developed mental health problems and...
View details ⇨
One morning when Catherine was 16 her mother dropped her off at
Bettina Croft Was Conroy
Gemma Maitland
Danillie Littlewood
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.
Homelessness is a complex issue Young people at Centrepoint come from a
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'.
Homeless young people have different issues and different needs to adults Theyre

Youth homelessness in the UK

centrepoint.org.uk
Your donations change lives. Thank you for helping give homeless young people a future.
Your donations change lives Thank you for helping give homeless young people a future
When Daniel’s dad hit him with an iron, he had no choice to leave home. He was 18. His parents made it very clear that he wasn’t wanted. When they locked him out of the house, he often had no choice but to roam the streets and sleep rough. When he finally left, he stayed with relatives and friends, but he soon outstayed his welcome and found himself alone. When he finally came to Centrepoint,...
View details ⇨
When Daniels dad hit him with an iron he had no choice
Justine Charnley
Ayla Ponsford
Juliet O'leary
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...
View details ⇨
Astronaut footballer chef Homeless young people have dreams and ambitions but so

Leave a gift in your Will

centrepoint.org.uk