Words by Abi Scaife
Prince William has approved a youth housing project.
Great! What’s it for?
Centrepoint’s Reuben House is currently offering massively reduced rent to young people facing homelessness.
Prince William paid the housing project a visit to celebrate its launch and speak to young people currently benefiting from the programme. This builds on Centrepoint's work as a youth homelessness charity, of which Prince William is a patron.
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Residents began moving into the flats - of which there are 50 - in February. The independent living programme caps rent for the young people at approximately one-third of their income. All the young people living in Reuben House will be in an apprenticeship or employment.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Generation Rent. This charity is fighting to stop renters from being unfairly evicted from their homes. Support them here.
Centrepoint. This charity supports homeless young adults aged 16-25, and aims to end youth homelessness in the UK. Find out more here.
Emmaus. Emmaus is a UK based charity and community working together to end homelessness. Learn more here.