Centrepoint believes that we should live in a society where all young people realise their potential.
Tackling homelessness with young people is about more than just shelter and a safe home.
Centrepoint works with young people who often have little sense of self-worth or self-respect; they help them to tackle the underlying issues behind their homelessness and focus on the positive aspects of their lives. They want them to become resolute, resourceful and resilient.
In 2006-07, at least 75,000 young people experienced homelessness in the UK. The first UK-wide study of youth homelessness for a decade, conducted by Centrepoint and York University, with funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found that youth homelessness remains a major problem in society today. This disturbingly high number does not take into account the numbers of 'hidden homeless'.
Centrepoint works to support those young people who are on a downward spiral, to give them a chance to turn their lives around and build a more fulfilling future. To find out more about donating or how you can get involved please click here.