Centrepoint increases support for homeless young people in Yorkshire

Centrepoint, the national youth homelessness charity, has recently expanded its work in Yorkshire. From this month, Centrepoint services will be offering wide ranging support to some of the most vulnerable young people in Barnsley.

Centrepoint already helps thousands of homeless 16-25 year olds across the country, including in Bradford where the charity’s regional office is based. The charity hopes that by widening the area it works in, they will be able to reach more of those in need.

Rose Ashbourn, Regional Fundraising Assistant at Centrepoint, says “It is fantastic to be able to bring Centrepoint to Barnsley. We believe we can make a big difference to homeless young people in the town, helping them to look towards a more positive future.

Centrepoint provides a safe place for young people to stay. They also work to ensure those they support become physically and mentally healthy, have access to education and training opportunities, and also gain the independent living skills needed to leave homelessness behind for good.

For more information regarding Centrepoint in Barnsley, or to find out how you can support the charity, email r.ashbourn@centrepoint.org or visit www.centrepoint.org.uk.