Sussex Nightstop is a community response to youth homelessness, providing accommodation in the homes of trained and supported volunteers.
These volunteers are people from the wide and varied communities of Brighton & Hove who have a spare room or some spare time and want to help make a difference in their local community.
This November Nightstop were one of the finalists in this year’s BCC Sussex Community Heroes Awards, recognising the important work of their volunteers in supporting vulnerable young people who are homeless and at risk of rough sleeping.
In Brighton their amazing volunteers, trained and supported by Nightstop, opened up their homes and accommodated and supported 50 young people for over 500 nights in 2015.
As the housing situation in Brighton becomes ever more pressured and increasingly difficult for young people to move into supported accommodation or rent privately, more than ever Nightstop hosts are needed to provide longer-term accommodation.
Nightstop are currently in need of more hosts to provide longer-term accommodation for young people, supporting 16-25 years olds in their homes from a week up to a month at a time.
They also need volunteers to befriend and mentor young people, providing some one-to-one support during their stay in Nightstop and into settled housing.
If you have a spare room or some spare time and would like to help to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping locally, contact the Nightstop team for more information about how you can be involved and help out by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone: 07500 770996
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