Sussex Nightstop were very proud to be one of the finalists in this year’s BCC Sussex Community Heroes Awards, recognising the important work of our volunteers in supporting vulnerable young people who are homeless and at risk of rough sleeping.
In Brighton our amazing volunteers, trained and supported by us, opened up their homes and accommodated and supported 50 young people for over 500 nights in 2015.
The housing situation in Brighton is becoming ever more pressured and more difficult for young people to move into supported accommodation or renting privately, more than ever our hosts are needed to provide longer-term accommodation. We are therefore currently in need of more hosts to provide longer-term accommodation for young people, supporting 16-25 years olds in your home from a week up to a month at a time.
We are also in need of 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, please contact the Nightstop team for more information about how you can be involved and help out.
Contact Marie, Service Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07500 770996