Alone in London (part of Centra Care and Support)

Alone in London (part of Centra Care and Support)

Charity information

Alone in London (part of Centra Care and Support)

Alone In London restores stability in the lives of vulnerable young people aged 16-25, who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. We also commit considerable resources to a range of prevention programmes. Our projects raise awareness amongst school pupils of what homelessness is about, how to defuse conflict - the biggest cause of young people running away from home, and where they can get help if difficulties become too much.

Founded 1974

  • Mission statement

    Alone in London, based in Hackney, is one of the leading providers of information, advice and guidance for young people (16-25 years old) in London who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness. The majority of service users are from BAME communities (80%). Many are not in employment (50%) or are refugees (15%).

    Each year, we help over 2000 vulnerable young people by providing -

    • immediate crisis support, helping them secure and sustain safe accommodation
    • family mediation for young people and their families to prevent them running away from
    home and sleeping rough or staying in inappropriate accommodation
    • referrals to other Alone in London services including Training and Employment
    • running Prevention of Homelessness classes in schools to help young people become aware of the causes and dangers of running away.

  • Aims

    Alone in London (part of Centra Care and Support) aims to:

    • Early crisis intervention by providing counselling support to young people will ill-mental health, family mediation to those who are vulnerable and at risk of becoming homeless due to family conflict.
    • Prevention of homelessness by delivering schools' workshops on homelessness and conflict resolution and providing young people with a safe place to stay to prevent them sleeping rough on the streets.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1974

    Registered Charity Number: 1107432

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 18

    Phone number: 7795666929

    Address: 48 Provost Street N1 7SU

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