Between 2019 and 2020, 121,000 people in the UK aged 16-24 approached their local councils because they were homeless or at risk. 57 per cent received no help. COVID-19 has only seen youth homelessness rise further, and made helping young people more difficult. Young homeless people often suffer from stress, low self-esteem, and anxiety – and they desperately need our help. Centrepoint is a youth homeless charity that offers housing, health, and employment support for people in need, and has an incredibly high success rate when it comes to people’s experience of their services.
COVID-19 affected everyone. But, for young homeless people, it meant an inability to access digital services they may once have had, a cut off of any income streams, and a grim reality that youth unemployment is at its worst in four decades.
As Dazed celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, we’ve been looking at ways in which we can raise money for the kids that need it most, from Dazed Live to, now, print sales. Art For Homeless Youth is our photography and art sale where you can buy work by some of the world’s leading image-makers and artists, from fashion photographers Willy Vanderperre and Harley Weir, to social documentarians such as Tish Murtha, Martin Parr, and Mike Brodie, to graphic artists like Virgil Abloh.
Each print is £100 and 100 per cent of proceeds will go to Centrepoint, meaning that you get beautiful work in your home, and help raise money for an essential charity.