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.
*Centrepoint estimate based on 234 Freedom of Information (FOIs) responses from local authorities in England for 2017-18, a robust estimate for the local authorities that did not respond, plus data for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland whose governments collect it centrally. Standard network rates will apply to text donations. To claim gift aid, reply to the confirmation text and follow the steps.