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Nightstop Herts


What is the service?


Nightstop Herts provides a safety net at a moment of great vulnerability to those forced to leave their home, Nightstop Herts places young people in a safe and warm home for the night, provided by a vetted and approved volunteer. Nightstop Herts 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



Length of service


1 - 28 nights



Contact us



Telephone: 03333 202 384




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Referral process


To access Nightstop Herts you will need to be referred through the 18+ Hub. You can also be referred by your local council, TYS (Targeted Youth Support) or another professional who you are working with e.g. your college, Connexions etc.


We can only accept referrals between the following times:
Monday 9.30am to 1.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 1.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 1.30pm
Thursday 9.30pm to 1.30pm
Friday 9.30pm to 1.30pm



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