A year of flexibility, resilience and dedication from volunteers
2020-2021 has certainly been an interesting period in history to serve my inaugural year as Chair of Sussex Nightstop. The effects of the global pandemic, and its impact upon our ability to make Nightstop placements continued to be a key feature of the year requiring the flexibility, resilience and dedication of our volunteers, staff and trustees to see a way through.
That we feel hopeful and optimistic about our year to come is testament to the unwavering commitment of the whole team across this time and our thanks and appreciation are deeply felt.
I want to particularly highlight the support and commitment of our volunteers. As a host and long-time supporter of Nightstop I know first-hand that our strapline – ‘A community response to homelessness’ – is not a mere branding folly. Covid or not, we cannot provide a safe place to stay for those facing the appalling prospect of rough-sleeping without volunteer hosts who open their front door.