What can I do to help?

Facing increased costs and an inevitable fall in income, we have an enormous challenge on our hands to keep our services running and our young people safe throughout this global pandemic.

That’s why we need your help now more than ever.

Self-isolation is a huge challenge for everyone, particularly the young people in our services – but you can still support Centrepoint from the safety of your own home.  

There are three main areas of support we need help with during this difficult time:

1. Vital Funds

We need more support than ever with donations. So get your friends, family, and colleagues working from home to support young people with our creative fundraising ideas! And the best bit? You don’t have to step foot outside your front door – we have created a handy fundraising pack that outlines some simple, fun and easy ways you can get stuck in and raise some money from home. And of course, we encourage you to be inventive and come up with your own too!

Virtual Events

We've now launched our first virtual event! Find out more information about our Move In May event below, as well as how to take part in the 2.6 Challenge for Centrepoint.

Remember to keep checking back for more event announcements.

You can also donate directly to our emergency appeal here:

Alternatively, if you would like to donate by another method, here are other ways you can give to our Emergency Appeal:

Telephone - 0800 472 5700

Online payment - https://centrepoint.org.uk/single-donation

Text - Text SAFE to 70577 to give £10
Standard text rates apply. By texting your donation you consent to future phone calls and SMS messages about Centrepoint’s work and how you can support us. To donate but opt out of future calls reply to the confirmation message with NOCALL to 88008.

Or, if you are already a partner of Centrepoint, please do get in touch with your usual point of contact.

2. Product Donations

Many of our services are in desperate need of a few key items that enables them to deliver vital support to homeless young people. Due to strain placed on delivery lines and the lack of stock available in stores, we are now in real need of the following items:

  • PPE for key workers: Hand sanitiser, hand soap, gloves, face masks.
  • Essential items for service users: Food for emergency provision, sanitary products, nappies, baby formula, and baby wipes.
  • Engagement activities for residents: Mobile data packages, subscriptions to streaming services (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.), games, consoles, books, adult colouring books and puzzles.

We will continue to update this list according to the needs of our services, which will likely develop in the coming weeks and months.

If you are able to support us with any of the products listed above, please contact us at: corporate@centrepoint.org

3. Increased Awareness

Now more than ever, we need your help to raise awareness of the growing necessity for support of homeless young people in the UK. Last year 110,000 young people approached their local council because they were homeless or at risk.

We have already seen a rise in the number of calls to our helpline, and due to social and financial pressures caused by the Coronavirus, the number of homeless young people is only set to rise.

We would love it if you let your social media followers know you are supporting Centrepoint and homeless young people, so we’ve created a number of sharing graphics (at the bottom of this page) for you to share across your social networks.

Please make sure you use #CentrepointAppeal and tag us @centrepointuk so we can send you a thank you!

Please also share the link to this site with your friends, family and wider network – we need as much support as possible.

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