A new hostel to help homeless young people is opening its doors in Sunderland. The Centrepoint hostel, in Monkwearmouth, has been purpose built at a cost of £1.3 million. It has a training kitchen and a multimedia suite where young people can learn life skills and get help with education and employment. Joe McElderry showed his support.
The hostel replaces the charity’s previous building in the city, which had become dilapidated. It will help 16 to 25 year olds from across the North East. Centrepoint helps around 1200 homeless young people a year, providing emergency night shelter, short stay accommodation and supported flats for the most vulnerable young people in London and the North East. It aims to help young people turn their lives around, tackle their physical and mental issues and move into education or employment.