Herts Young Homeless was proud to be part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for the unique Nightstop scheme which offers emergency accommodation for the homeless in a volunteer’s house.
hyh runs Nightstop Herts, part of Nightstop UK, a network of 33 services across the country overseen by national homeless charity Depaul, which offers young people a safe bed for the night in the spare room of trained volunteers in the local community.
Nightstop Herts, launched in April and has so far supported 66 18- to 24-year-olds, preventing them from sleeping rough.
hyh’s Nightstop Herts keyworker Charlotte Jones attended a special reception at the Palace of Westminster and found the event to be very inspiring.
“It was a fantastic day and a great opportunity to meet with other Nightstop staff and volunteer hosts from all over the country,” she said.
“I was really grateful to be a part of the day and the amazing work that Nightstop does. It was especially good to meet hosts from different Nightstops as without them the service would not be able to help so many young people.”
The reception at The Speaker’s House brought together Nightstop volunteers and staff from the past three decades as well as MPs, Peers and funders.
One of our Nightstop Herts hosts, Suzanne Rian, also went to the reception and said: “I was very impressed with the number of people that are involved in Nightstop and their commitment to the service.”
Nightstop Herts has 15 beds across the county but need more volunteers in response to an increasing demand for the service from young people facing homelessness across Hertfordshire.