Sussex Nightstop works in Brighton & Hove to prevent vulnerable young people aged 16-25 and adults aged 26+ from becoming homeless. Our aim is to catch them before they begin rough sleeping and get involved in the many dangers associated with homelessness. We train and support volunteers who are able to open their homes and spare bedrooms to these vulnerable individuals. They offer a safe haven by providing food and accommodation in a supportive environment.
Grace came to Nightstop after her mother threw her out. Her mother had physical and mental health problems and Grace had been her career on and off for the last 7 years. This had put a lot of strain on their relationship and in the past her mother had told her to leave. This time it was deemed unsafe for Grace to be at home. There wasn’t any family that Grace could stay with and so Nightstop offered her accommodation.
Grace said “I was really nervous about staying in someone else’s home, but they made me feel very welcome…Thank you so much Nightstop for everything you have done for me. I shall be forever grateful. Thank you.”
Grace subsequently moved into a supported housing project, enrolled at college and has been working with family mediators regarding her relationship with her mother.
See your spare room as an opportunity to save a life! We need more volunteer hosts to help us offer this vital support. For more information, please contact Olivia at [email protected] or visit www.sussexnightstop.org.uk.