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Young Peoples Support Foundation

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YPSF (CCP)

52 Oldham Street

Manchester

M4 1LE

Tel: 0161 228 7654

Fax: 0161 236 5081

infomcr@centrepoint.org

YPSF (Signpost)

St Andrew's Hall, Brownley Rd

Wythenshawe

Manchester

M22 0DW

Tel: 0161 436 5432

Fax: 0161 437 1055

infomcr@centrepoint.org

16/17 referral duty line

07961 586 822

9am to 5pm

Monday to Friday

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"I honestly don't know what I would've done without their help" - Adie's Story

2013

When 17-year-old Adie’s relationship with his mum broke down, he left London to stay with a family friend in Manchester. After just three months he was asked to leave to make way for a new baby, so with nowhere else to turn he asked YPSF for help.

Now settled in a hostel and about to start an apprenticeship, Adie explains how YPSF helped him to take control of his life.

“My mum lives in London but we don’t get on, so I came to Manchester to stay with my mum’s friend,” he says. “Things were great for about three months, but then she asked me to leave because she was pregnant. She didn’t want me in the small house with her boyfriend and the baby as well.

“I knew about YPSF before I went to see them as I had some friends who also didn’t have anywhere permanent to live so when I ended up in the same position I knew I should contact them.  I went straight to the drop-in centre on Oldham Street and when I told them about my situation they found me a place in a hostel within a few hours. I was really surprised because I thought I’d have to wait at least a few days. They really understood my circumstances and took the time to go through my situation and write everything down. I felt confident they could help me because they’d done good work for my friends too.

“I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done without their help.  I might’ve gone back to London but my mum wouldn’t let me back in the house anyway as she was really angry with me.  My mum’s friend would’ve probably let me stay a few more days but not more than that. YPSF helped me to sort things out for myself and take control of the situation instead of having to rely on people for a night here and there.

“I don’t want to go back to London now. My key worker at YPSF has helped me find a hostel and apply to college, and I’m starting a hospitality course apprenticeship.  I’ll only get £40 a week but I’ll get work experience in hotels and restaurants, and when I’m not working I’ll have my own space so I’ll be able to focus on my music and drawing when I’m not working.”

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01/02/2017

YPSF Merges with Centrepoint

2015

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