The number of 16 to 25-year-olds experiencing homelessness is rising. In London alone, the number of young people forced to sleep rough has doubled in recent years. The traumatic experiences faced by homeless young people too often result in poor mental health, physical health, and educational attainment. These young people have no family, no home and nobody to support them.
Young people like John….
John had a troubled and unstable childhood. After years of abuse, John escaped to the streets. By the age of 15, John was regularly sleeping on benches or in a derelict flat.
After being admitted to hospital, John was referred to Centrepoint where he was given a safe place to call home and the support to get back into school and therapy to help him deal with his past.
With Centrepoint’s help and ambitions to become a Communications Analyst, John is now studying A levels in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. John now has hope for his future.
Since 1969, Centrepoint has been helping young people like John. More than just a safe place to stay, we provide education, job skills training and mental and physical health support.
Operating across the country, we now help approximately 8,000 young people every year.