Our continued support for Centrepoint – Giving Homeless Young People a Future
We’ve just pledged our continued support to Centrepoint – the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people.
Each year Centrepoint provide a home and brighter future for around 9,200 homeless 16-25-year-olds.
As Centrepoint put it – “young people describe their lives as being ‘on hold’ while they are homeless”. This makes it tough for them to get on in life and look after their safety, health and well-being.
There are many reasons why young people become homeless. Family breakdown, the transition from the care system, mental health issues, exclusion from education and lack of access to job opportunities can all play a part.
Homelessness isn’t just about sleeping rough on the streets. It can be hidden from view. Young people may be forced into living in B&B accommodation, sleeping on the floors and sofas of friends, or even just acquaintances.
A simple way to help homeless young people leave homelessness behind for good is by sponsoring a Centrepoint room
Room sponsorship pays for the basics – a safe, warm place to stay. It also contributes to funding services designed to help those they work with to move on and escape homelessness once and for all. This might be supporting a young person in getting their own home, accessing training and education opportunities, improving basic life-skills – right through to finding work.
Read some real-life stories about some of the young people Centrepoint have supported HERE
Check out other ways you can offer your support HERE