Sussex Nightstop

Sussex Nightstop serves young people aged 16-25 at risk of homelessness before they have to sleep rough and are made vulnerable to all of the risks associated with street homelessness.

We train Volunteer Hosts to safely offer emergency accommodation in their homes for young people referred to and assessed as suitable by Sussex Nightstop (i.e. low risk). Whilst guests are accessing the service our partner agencies work with them around their wellbeing and long-term housing plan.

Sussex Nightstop is one of over 30 Nightstop charities around the UK, accredited by Nightstop UK – one of many services run by Depaul UK – a youth homelessness charity.

Aside from meeting basic needs, our hosts remind people at the most desperate of times that people care. They choose to open their door. They choose to be there. Confidence and belief are important ingredients in a person’s ability to maintain the good stuff in their life, seize new opportunities and bring about positive change for themselves. Kindness – voluntarily given – is profound in its impact.

42% of young people staying with Nightstop are in work, education or training. Staying with us enables them to keep these essential activities going.

90% of young people who stay with Nightstop go on to find a more suitable home; reuniting with their family where it is safe to do so.

Our vision is a society where everyone has access to a secure and sustainable home and the opportunity to sleep safe every night.

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