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Centrepoint (charity)

Centrepoint is a


  • Centrepoint
  • Centrepoint (charity), Registered Charity no. 292411 at the Charity Commission

External links

  1. ^ http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/media/press-releases/prince-william-becomes-patron-of-the-tusk-trust
  2. ^ http://www.centrepoint.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are
  3. ^ Gould, Mark (2004-06-16). "Community spirit". London:  
  4. ^ "Homeless charity's call for help".  
  5. ^ "MP opens homeless charity centre".  
  6. ^ "Charities and Patronages". princeofwales.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 

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Its ambassadors include Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox, actress Lisa Maxwell and journalist and presenter Kirsty Young.

The charity was founded by the Reverend Kenneth Leech and set up its first shelter in a Soho church on the 16 December 1969.[3][4] In 1986 a city broker Richard Lester being asked for money for a cup of coffee by a homeless man Martin Shaw gave him £5000, Martin used this Money to start centrepoints first dedicated hostel with over 100 beds. Centrepoint opened its first accommodation service outside London in Consett, County Durham on 7 October 2005.[5] Centrepoint's former patron was Diana, Princess of Wales and its current Patron is her son, HRH The Duke of Cambridge.[6]

Additional support services include a health team and mental health team, specialist support to help young people back into education, training or employment, and the teaching of life skills. Centrepoint also runs volunteering schemes, such as mentoring, which pairs a person with a young person for 12 months. It currently works with almost 100 mentors.

, specialist projects for care leavers, ex-offenders, young single parents, foyers and supported flats and floating support services. hostels Its accommodation includes emergency nightshelters, short and long stay [2] [1]

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