BoxWise is proud to run specially designed programmes for young people who are being supported by Centrepoint in London and Bradford. These programmes seek to equip young people with the necessary skills to rebuild their lives after experiencing homelessness, with BoxWise providing progression routes to help those on its programmes enter further education, vocational training or employment.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, providing housing and support for young people across the UK, with the mission is to end youth homelessness by 2037.
Centrepoint provides more than just a safe place for homeless young people to sleep -- through the insights from its services, Centrepoint campaigns, influences and orchestrates systemic change.
Tackling youth homelessness is more important than ever, as research conducted by Centrepoint has found that as many as 122,000 young people aged 16-24 presented to their local authority as homeless or at risk of homelessness in 2021. This follows a 40 percent increase in youth homelessness over the previous five years.
BoxWise is proud to partner with StreetDoctors, who join our sessions up and down the country to offer emergency first-aid training to equip young people with the essential skills to save the lives of those affected by street violence. So far, StreetDoctors have delivered training to over 800 BoxWise participants.
Founded in 2008 in Liverpool, StreetDoctors trains young people affected by violence in how to save lives by providing emergency first aid at the scene of a violent attack and increases their understanding of the consequences of violence. Their training enables young people to become part of the solution to youth violence, rather than just being seen as ‘part of the problem’.
“Britain’s knife crime crisis is spiralling out of control. To tackle the issue head on, we need to work with communities at a grassroots level and empower disadvantaged young people to move away from gang culture.”
NICK MAUGHAN, BOXWISE FOUNDER