Who We Are

The Homeless FA is England’s national homeless football association, the only one of its kind in the UK.

 

We work within the professional game to unleash football’s potential to support the most vulnerable members of society, and encourage the homelessness and social exclusion sector to utilise the incredible power of football.

 

We use football to give everyone experiencing homelessness and social exclusion in England the empowering opportunity to develop their skills and abilities, gain self-respect and confidence, improve their health, and ultimately positively transform his or her life.

 

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We select and manage Street Football Team England and are the designated national partner of the Homeless World Cup. Every person experiencing social exclusion in England has the chance to be part of this squad.

 

Central to our work is the promotion of positive self-image of our players, whilst challenging and changing negative public perceptions of people experiencing homelessness and social exclusion.

 

We support relevant research, and the monitoring and evaluation of homeless football initiatives. Data and information that clarify what works, how and why are crucial to discovering new opportunities and improving delivery.

And what we do really works:

 

  • 97% of players increase their confidence and self-esteem
  • 93% see themselves in a more positive way
  • 85% improve their physical fitness
  • 96% improve their mental health and well-being
  • 46% progress to further education
  • 61% improve their housing situation
  • 67% gain employment

Figures taken from 2014 & 2015

 

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The Homeless FA is part of Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. Centrepoint was a founding partner of the Homeless FA and the two charities merged in 2014 to enable more people experiencing homelessness and social exclusion to have the opportunity to positively transform their lives through football.

Who We Are