We take an active part in our local community and every year the firm nominates a charity that we support through fundraising and pro-bono work.
On the charity front, we are pleased to be working with Centrepoint to help beat youth homelessness in the UK. As part of our internal selection process, our staff chose Centrepoint as our new charity for 2018-2020.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. In the last year, rough sleeping among 16 to 25 year olds has doubled in London – with young people sleeping in parks, in stairwells, under bridges and worse. These statistics don’t account for the thousands of "hidden homeless" – those you cannot see, who are sofa-surfing, staying in abusive relationships just to have a bed for the night, or in more extreme cases, committing a crime to spend a night in a cell. Every year 86,000 young people in the UK approach their local council because they are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Centrepoint help to provide young people with a safe space to call their own, they are given access to a range of services that ensure they have the tools build a brighter future.
Since 1969 Centrepoint have helped 125,000 young people escape homelessness for good and 88% of young people move on positively. And we're excited to be a part of this for the duration of our two year partnership.
Charity Number 292411