E137 - Ending Youth Homelessness with Seyi Obakin OBE
"We have to take broader learning opportunities, I think, from Covid-19. One of the interesting things for me is that the government had said that they wanted to end rough sleeping... what happened at the beginning of Covid-19 was the government launched a programme called 'Everyone In'... and they got all rough sleepers in... the question is, now that we are coming out of the pandemic, how do we hold on to that so that we don't go back to seeing rough sleeping in the way that we saw it before...” - Seyi Obakin OBE
In this episode, we speak with Seyi Obakin OBE, CEO of Centrepoint, the UK's leading youth homelessness charity. We speak with Seyi about his experience of working in partnership with others to address Centrepoint's mission.
We also speak about the impact of Covid-19 on both Centrepoint and the young people they exist to support, and what opportunities the pandemic has offered to furthering the work of Centrepoint to end youth homelessness.
Centrepoint - https://centrepoint.org.uk/
This episode is brought to you by our platinum sponsor Charity People.
For more about the impact of Covid-19 on young people, food poverty, and what charities are doing about it, check out:
E125 - The Route To CEO Of UK Youth With Ndidi Okezie OBE - https://soundcloud.com/charitychat/e125-the-route-to-ceo-of-uk-youth-with-ndidi-okezie-obe
E120 - An Introduction To Food Banks With Hannah - Mae Trow - https://soundcloud.com/charitychat/e120-an-introduction-to-food-banks-with-hannah-mae-trow