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Nightstop Herts

 

What is the service?

Nightstop provides a safety net at a moment of great vulnerability to those forced to leave their home, Nightstop places young people in a safe and warm home for the night, provided by a vetted and approved volunteer. Nightstop hosts provide a room in their homes for the sole use of a young person. They provide an evening meal, breakfast and a packed lunch if required. The young person never stays in the hosts home when the host is not in.

It prevents young people from sleeping rough, "sofa surfing", or staying in unsuitable accommodation where they could be at risk. The use of spare rooms in a positive environment makes a huge difference to young people in crisis.

 
The scheme offers the young person a safe place to stay, a listening ear and ‘breathing space' to work through their options. Volunteers are ordinary people who are willing to open the door of their home for a few nights a week/month to help young people in need.

 “Nightstop is a community response to a problem which is all too common in our community. This unique service is made possible by the generosity of inspirational people with a spare room and a desire to make a difference in a young person's life."

Sir Trevor McDonald, President of DePaul UK

 
Each host receives full support and will be paid every night a young person stays up to £7,500 a year tax free!

 

 

Who is the service for?

18-24 year olds

 

What areas are covered?

Hertfordshire

 

Length of service

1 - 5 nights

 

Contact us

Telephone: 03333 202 384

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Referral process

To access Nightstop you will need to be referred through the Advice & Information gateway service, from your local council or TYS (Targeted Youth Support).

 

We can only accept referrals between the following times:

Monday 9.30am to 2.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 1.00pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9.30pm to 2.00pm
Friday 9.30pm to 3.30pm

 

 

 

Crashpad
£25 - Pays for one night's stay in Nightstop accommodation
 

 


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