Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Centrepoint: Helping Homeless Young People

Following on from yesterday’s post about the homeless sleeping rough in the cold weather, I decided to research a little further about charities and organizations who help the homeless. I found Centrepoint, who focuses on young people.

Centrepoint provides a safe place to live for more than 1,000 young people, aged 16-25, in London and the North East of England. But Centrepoint is more than just a room. They support these young people into positive and independent living with health programmes, life skills and learning opportunities.

80,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year, which is a worryingly high figure. This number does not even take into account the 'hidden homeless', like sofa surfers and young people sleeping on night buses.

At Centrepoint, they believe that we should live in a society where all young people are able to realise their potential. Since 1969, they have helped over 75,000 homeless young people to do just that.

Through an award-winning approach to supporting homeless young people, collaborating with others and influencing government policy, Centrepoint strives to achieve their vision of ending youth homelessness.

Their work is supported by thousands of donors, hundreds of volunteers and HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who became their Patron in 2005.

You too can support the work of Centrepoint by:
·   Volunteering
·   Fundraising
·   Donating
·      Sponsor a room at Centrepoint for just 40p a day
·      Payroll Giving
·      Leaving a gift in your will
·      Leaving a gift celebrating the memory of a loved one
·      Through unwanted shares
·      Bursaries for studies


Ronell x

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” {Proverbs 19:17}

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