Prince William has shown his commitment to the Centrepoint charity over the past few months by spending nights sleeping on the streets of London and singing “Living on a Prayer” alongside Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi. Now, the royal is stepping in to help the organisation celebrate its 50th anniversary and open a new centre in southeast London. The charity has been providing support for homeless young people for 50 years and is celebrating its anniversary this year.
The Centrepoint charity is the largest provider of homeless and disadvantaged young people in the UK, helping over 9,000 people into homes, training, or employment. They also run hostels for youths seven days a week and offer support services and mentoring schemes. Currently, Centrepoint works with over 100 mentors. The Prince has even slept rough on Blackfriars Bridge while campaigning for the charity. He also visited the hostels in his younger years and met the young people there.
Founded in 1969, Centrepoint has assisted over 9,000 young people get into homelessness by offering them temporary housing. The charity has partnered with several other organisations to provide support and advice. The charity works with the government to develop government policies that will help homeless young people live productive lives. The Prince of Wales is an ambassador for Centrepoint. The organisation has ambassadors including Sara Cox, Lisa Maxwell, and Kirsty Young.
Despite the recent scandals surrounding the Royals and the homeless, William has remained a patron of Centrepoint for 15 years and forged strong bonds with the charity. The Prince also sat in minus four-degree temperatures to raise awareness for the charity, and is now a regular visitor. The prince meets the young people at Centrepoint to show his support. And what a patron for the charity he is! He is also a good example for those who have similar problems in their lives.
In 2015, Centrepoint provided over 9,000 bed spaces across the country to homeless young people. This year, the charity supported more than 9,000 young people with their housing needs, and more than 90% of them went on to lead productive lives. The charity is still in the early stages of development, but many people are excited about the future of the organisation. In fact, there is a long list of other Centrepoint projects that will make a real difference in the lives of the homeless.
In addition to providing accommodation to homeless people, the Centrepoint charity also provides additional support services for its residents. Its specialist projects in mental health and skills and employability support help young people return to education and training. The Centrepoint website says that the organisation is working with more than 100 mentors in the UK. This helps the charity provide accommodation to more than 5,000 people. The organisation is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in society. The mission of Centrepoint is to provide an environment where homeless young people can thrive in a safe and supportive environment.