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Help us end youth homelessness

This Christmas, over 18,000 young people will be at risk of homelessness*


Homelessness isn’t a choice and it doesn’t discriminate.

It’s dangerous. It’s disruptive. It’s frightening.

And Christmas is the cruellest time to be shut out.

 
With just £5 you can make a difference and help a young person find a safe place to stay.


Donate online now

or text NEED18 £5 to 70070

 

We’re proud to partner with End Youth Homelessness, a UK wide movement, bringing together local charities to tackle youth homelessness on a national scale.

We’ve been supporting them by raising vital funds for the last two years. Together, we’re supporting vulnerable young people (aged 16 to 25 years) to live independently in a home of their own. 

 

 

If you can’t go home because you’re too scared, where can you go?

Being homeless manifests in different ways and is often hidden. From sofa surfing between friends and acquaintances to riding the bus all night to escape the harsh winter weather, it’s a miserable existence.

Sofa surfing can drastically affect a young person’s mental health.

 
The reality of homelessness

For a young person, being homeless and moving from place to place makes holding down a job virtually impossible. It’s a vicious cycle that negatively affects confidence and mental wellbeing. These vulnerable young people have their whole lives ahead of them; they just need the opportunity to turn their lives around. We need to give young people the dedicated support they need to tackle the problems that made them homeless in the first place.

 
Our funding helps young people live independently in their own home. Through rental deposit guarantees and home essentials grants, our project gives practical help to young people across the UK who are ready to make that step to live independently.

To support them in their new home, young people also benefit from financial advice and support in building the life skills and confidence they need to move on to lead successful and independent lives.

 

Your donation will go a long way to changing a homeless young person’s life for the better this Christmas. For you, it could be the cost of a couple of takeaway coffees or a shop bought lunch. A small sacrifice will make a huge difference.

Please donate £5 today.

 

 

*Estimate based on data from 224 responses to Freedom of Information requests to local councils as part of Centrepoint’s Databank project, combined with a basic extrapolation to all 326 councils in England. Standard network rates will apply to text donations. To claim gift aid, reply to the confirmation text and follow the steps.