Parallel Parents and Care Today are proud to support the inspiring Centrepoint charity group.
The UK’s leading homeless charity for young people, Centrepoint is delighted to behold none other than Prince William, the Duke Of Cambridge as its patron, who actually visited a number of the charity’s hostels alongside his mother – Princess Diana – when he was a child himself. Moved by the work of the charity, the Duke of Cambridge proudly took over his mother’s patronage of Centrepoint, and still makes regular visits to connect with the young people.
Centrepoint aims to provide support to young people sleeping rough throughout London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East of England. With over 400 members of dedicated staff working tirelessly across the board, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Centrepoint is proud to offer a helping hand to over 10,000 young people a year.
Somewhat of a taboo, it is unfortunately a harrowing fact that so often, vulnerable young people find themselves living on the street. At the age of 16 onward, young people are within their capacity to dismiss themselves from the care system, and as charities such as Centre Point are seeing far too often, these young people then unfortunately run the risk of ending up homeless.
This is where Centrepoint step in and shine the light of a breakthrough. They provide care, accommodation, and a safe environment for young people aged between 16 – 24 years old. Every young person to walk through their door is treated as an individual, and given bespoke care to suit their needs, including a health assessment, which aims to put a plan in place to suit their personal, mental and physical attributes. Young people are welcome to stay with Centrepoint for up to two years, which is followed by six months of further assistance in all areas, from education to employment, thus aiming to ensure a seamless start to independent living.
From graduating university, to reconnecting with family, Centrepoint is proud to provide advice to suit every case to reach the best of their ability.
The safety of Centrepoint’s young people is paramount, and the teams work around the clock to demonstrate their ethos. Their undying passion and determination is proven by the charity’s success rate: 86% of young people leave Centrepoint with positive outcomes. 87% of young people enrolled onto Centrepoint’s especially developed Sports Program report an increase in their self-confidence after participation. More than one in five young people leave Centrepoint with more qualifications than when they first arrived. Centrepoint provide 1,271 beds for young people across the country.
To find out more about the services and commendable work provided by Centrepoint, and what you can do to help, please visit their site: https://centrepoint.org.uk/
If anybody needs support from Centrepoint you can call them for free on 0808 800 0661
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