THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Since the launch of our Emergency Coronavirus Appeal we have been overwhelmed with the generosity of our supporters.
You have shown vulnerable young people that in this time of global crisis, they are not alone and they are cared for.

This page will no longer be updated and the JustGiving appeal page will shortly close, but you can still support us on our main site.
Just click here to visit our Covid-19 appeal page.

You can also keep up-to-date with how our fundraising during this tricky time is going; our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal Update lets you know how close we are to our target of £2million.

WHAT YOUR SUPPORT HAS ACHIEVED

  • Keeping our hostels open meant we could keep young people already in our care safe, ensuring they were not rendered homeless again because of this crisis.
  • Your donations ensured that we were able to keep our key workers and young people safe and protected with gloves, aprons, face masks and hand sanitiser.
  • Keeping our Helpline open, which experienced a 60% upsurge of calls from young people in the first month of the lockdown.
  • Ensuring that psychological therapy and health advice continued to be provided to the most vulnerable young people we support, through phone and video call. 
  • Providing continued emotional and practical support for the 1,200 young people in Centrepoint services during lockdown, through food packs, well-being packs, and emergency financial support.

What next?

This crisis is far from over. At Centrepoint, we must now adapt to a ‘new normal’, working out how social distancing measures will affect everything from delivering vital services to the young people, to how we can conduct our fundraising activities going forwards and ensure this delivers the income that we desperately need.

Now is time to refocus our fundraising activities ahead based around the specific needs of our services as we adapt to the new ways of working and new challenges our young people will face in the immediate future. Assisting our young people with continuing their education, finding employment in a difficult job market, assisting those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and supporting with ongoing mental health needs which have increased during the lockdown.

Although this page will be closing shortly, you can still support us on our main site – just click here to visit our Covid-19 appeal page.

Thank you.

About Centrepoint

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity supporting more than 15,000 16-25-year olds who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk every year. Providing practical and emotional support, Centrepoint offers a safe place to stay for up to two years, a bespoke pathway into education, employment or training and a dedicated health team who support young people to leave the past behind them and move on to healthy independent futures.

In 2018/19, 110,000 young people approached their local authority for support with homelessness. This shocking figure is only set to rise, making our tailored services more vital than ever.