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Centrepoint is the national charity working to improve the lives of socially excluded, homeless young people. It provides a range of accommodation based services, including emergency nightshelters and short stay hostels, specialist projects for care leavers, ex-offenders, young single parents, foyers and supported flats and floating support services. These accommodation services provide the foundations from which young people can start addressing some of the issues that lead to them becoming homeless, and developing the skills they need for a sustainable future.
This website is part of Shelter's 'Homework Project'. Shelter Homework works to prevent homelessness by providing an opportunity for all school-aged children across the UK to learn about housing and homelessness issues.
We hope that this will enable young people to leave home successfully and safely, as well as raising awareness of issues around housing and homelessness.
The project works to achieve this aim in two main ways:
This website complements guides for primary and secondary schools, also called Housemate.
What are young people's housing rights? We are improving Shelter's information systems to ensure that young people who contact Shelterline or Shelternet get the best possible answer to this question, wherever in the UK they are calling from. We are also making sure that other professionals working with young people, such as youth workers and foster carers, have access to good quality information to help them continue to prevent homelessness.