In partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council Housing Options team Sussex Nightstop will be providing a service for adults, people aged 26 years and over, who are at risk of rough sleeping. Brighton and Hove Council has secured Trailblazer funds to introduce new ways of preventing homelessness. This is a 2 year pilot project which will shift support into preventative work for those in council or private rented tenancies, aiming to reduce the number of people who become homeless or are housed in temporary accommodation.
With more than seven years experience in running and developing a service that has successfully supported young people providing over 2 and a half thousand nights of safe accommodation, the team at Sussex Nightstop are very excited about this new development in the service. This essential support will help to prevent vulnerable adults from becoming street homeless.
Fran will use her experience to develop and coordinate the service for adults ensuring individuals are engaged with appropriate support agencies. The project will operate in the same way as the 16-25 year old service, with adults staying in the homes of our volunteer hosts for an agreed length of time; from a night up to a few months.
More information about the Trailblazer funds can be found here
If you are interested in being a volunteer host for adults please contact our Support Worker Emily on 07788 318 905 or email [email protected]