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Centrepoint is a leading national charity that works with young people, aged 16-25, who are homeless. They provide accommodation, health services and a range of support to help young people back into accommodation, into education, training and employment.

The charity asked us to help with a cost-benefit analysis of their services, and we matched them with economists from Oxera Consulting who considered the likely path of a homeless young person, considering employment, crime and health issues.

Oxera’s approach is rigorous and transparent, and suggests that for every £1 spent on Centrepoint’s services, there is an estimated £2.40 benefit to the public purse, and an estimated net benefit of around £20,000 per young person.

The report in full is below, along with a summary of the findings.

We launched Oxera’s report for Centrepoint at Deutsche Bank on 29th October 2013.

Our thanks to the team at Oxera – Fod Barnes, Avantika Chowdhury and Amitoj Gill for all their hard work, and to Deutsche Bank for hosting the launch event.

29th October 2013