Record Details

AddressCentrepoint, Central House, 25 Camperdown Street, London, E1 8DZ
Telephone0845 4663400
Background InformationCentrepoint is a charity working with homeless and socially excluded 16-25 year olds. It provides direct services, mainly in London, undertakes research and lobbying, as well as building local partnerships to address youth homelessness. Centrepoint began when curate Ken Leech, originally together with the Simon Community, opened the basement of St Anne's Church, Soho, for the benefit of young homeless people. The organisation's name was an ironic reference to the then new, prominent office block nearby, which developers had left empty for financial reasons. Together with the Peabody Trust, Centrepoint established the independent charity Safe in the City, with the aim of preventing youth homelessness. Source:
Year Created1969
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies
Related OrganisationsThe Simon Community; The Peabody Trust; Safe in the City
KeywordsChildren and young people; Housing and homelessness; Poverty and social exclusion (UK).
Last Edited ByRC at 23/10/2007 14:55:14