After two successful years with Emmaus as FirstPort’s charity partner, raising over £100,000 and contributing to seven new rooms in two different Emmaus communities in that time, we are now embarking on new charity partnership with Centrepoint.

Centrepoint gives homeless young people a chance to turn their lives around, build firm foundations and prepare for a future where they realise their full potential. Founded in 1969, Centrepoint has helped over 116,000 homeless young people, and are now working with more than 10,000 every year. 

Their work is about far more than just providing a safe bed for the night. Centrepoint helps young people to turn their lives around by gaining essential life skills, tackling their physical and mental health issues, and moving into education or employment.

Nigel Howell, CEO of FirstPort said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Centrepoint, the leading youth homelessness charity in the UK. Our business is all about the homes we manage and the people who live there, so it feels right that we are focusing our efforts on a charity that supports people to turn their lives around.”

Nicholas Connolly, Head of Corporate Development, Centrepoint, said: “FirstPort! Thank you for having faith in young people. Here at Centrepoint we help 10,000 homeless young people develop the skills and confidence necessary to become successful independent adults. We're really excited about this partnership and can't wait to get going.”

FirstPort will match, pound for pound, every donation it receives for Centrepoint, so if you would like to donate please click here. Together we can make a real difference to the lives of our society’s most vulnerable young people. 


Nigel Howell, CEO of FirstPort and Seyi Obakin OBE, CEO of Centrepoint.

To find out more information about Centrepoint, please click here