Centrepoint support young socially excluded people, offering assistance and emergency accommodation. 0845 466 3400
Crisis is the national organisation for homeless people. Crisis offer a housing service and an employment service which helps homeless people back into meaningful and sustainable employment and other support services that are well-known such as Crisis Christmas and Crisis Skylight. 0300 636 1967
DePaul UK is the UK’s largest charity for young homeless people. The charity provides pre and post release mentoring services and hostel accommodation and resettlement support for young offenders. 0207 939 1220
Foyer provide accommodation with opportunities for young people, and a community in which they can grow and thrive. By integrating training and job search, personal support and motivation with a place to live, they provide a bridge to independence, and a chance for young people to realise their full potential. 020 7430 2212
Local Authority Housing department
Find out about the public services that your local council provides. Build relationships with your local authority in order to ensure effective referral links. In particular, link up with your local council housing department which provides information on housing benefits, sheltered housing services and advice for the homeless. You can find this information on the gov.uk website.
Shelter have a housing advice line offering independent and confidential information, advice, advocacy and referral for anyone with housing problems. 0808 800 4444
The Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust has a foodbank which provides a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Last year their UK foodbank network fed over 60,000 people experiencing food poverty.
YMCA There are over 200 YMCA’s around the UK, providing housing and advice for the homeless. YMCA is also involved in training for the unemployed, counselling and other community work. A young person does not have to be staying in the hostel to access these benefits. 020 7186 9500
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