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A community response to youth homelessness

Sussex Nightstop is a homeless charity serving the Brighton & Hove area since 2009. One of over 30 Nightstop services across the UK, we’re accredited by youth charity Depaul UK.

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

To facilitate this, we lead a community response to homelessness that offers a welcoming home and support accessing services to help young people in crisis.

"Nightstop made me feel at home while homeless. It’s a very important service that has a positive impact on those that use it."

What’s it like to host?

"It's really rewarding. Just the feeling of having done it. You've sent a person on their way with the hope that your hosting has had a positive impact."

Why is Nightstop needed?

“Nightstop gave me the opportunity to move into stable accommodation and the time to organise a new job. I was able to sustain myself again financially.”

"Staying at Nightstop significantly reduced the amount of risk I have experienced at this period of my life, by consistently providing me with safety and human needs, by fully catering to me with empathy, compassion and going above and beyond the call of duty in every way.”

Young people don’t choose homelessness

It can be the safer option than staying at home. Other drivers include discrimination, family changes, homophobia, leaving the child welfare system and poverty. Our host homes offer an inclusive judgment-free, respectful place of respite.

A safe night’s sleep can change a life

Through our volunteer host network, we ensure that young people have the opportunity to sleep safe every night and, crucially, find a secure and sustainable home to move on to.

“Nightstop restored my faith in human kindness.”

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

Together we can do great work

Our service is a constant reminder of how powerful collaboration can be.

Guests really appreciate the kindness shown to them by our wonderful hosts – it can make all the difference between overcoming temporary challenges or not - and volunteers enjoy the hugely positive impact their generosity has on young lives.

“Thanks to you I achieved the impossible. You gave me the strength to fight.”

Join us as a volunteer

Community Champions

A few hours a month, ideal for sociable people.

Volunteer Hosts

Put your spare room to great use and enjoy a really rewarding role with Nightstop.

Business supporters

We’ll help you to unite social impact and employee engagement.