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At Richborough we are all too aware of the housing crisis in the UK right now. That’s why we’re proud supporters of Centrepoint and the amazing work they do for young homeless people in the UK

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Homeless people are not just people that sleep on the streets. Although many of the young people that Centrepoint works with have slept rough in the past, most have been homeless in other ways. For example, they might have been:

  • In temporary hostel or bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 'Sofa surfing' (staying temporarily with lots of different people)
  • In unsuitable or unsafe accommodation

Why young people become homeless

Homelessness is not just a housing problem. Family breakdown, complex support needs, deprivation, crime, exclusion from school, transitions from care and becoming a refugee are just some of the reasons why young people become homeless.

Effects of homelessness

Homelessness has a serious impact on both the young people affected and wider society. Young people describe their lives as being 'on hold' while they are homeless, making it much harder for them to achieve their goals and ensure their own well-being.

If you’re able to spare a minute and a few pounds to help a young homeless person, then please click here to donate.

 

Crisis

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Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life changing services and campaigning for change.

Crisis and their innovative education, employment, housing and wellbeing services address individual needs and help homeless people to transform their lives. They measure our success and can demonstrate tangible results and value for money.

Crisis are determined campaigners, working to prevent people from becoming homeless and advocating solutions informed by research and our direct experience. They have ambitious plans for the future and are committed to help more people in more places across the UK.

Crisis won’t end homelessness overnight or on their own. But they take a lead, collaborate with others and together make change happen.

Sadly, homelessness is increasing rapidly and there is a greater demand for their services than ever before.

If you’re able to support this amazing charity, please click here, you’ll be helping someone who really does need and appreciate your help.

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