Nightstop prevents homelessness through hosting. It helps people who are in immediate housing crisis by providing safe accommodation in the homes of vetted volunteers called "hosts". Nightstop would not exist without its army of incredible volunteer hosts. But, how does it work?
- Volunteers apply to become a host, and are visited, supported and trained to become a Nightstop host. Training covering a variety of topics including who uses Nightstop, do’s and don’ts, practical tips, boundaries and volunteer support.
- All our volunteers sign up to a rota and choose which evenings they would like to host, on a completely flexible basis. You can do one day a month, or sign up for every night - it's up to you.
- All young people staying with you are assessed and checked before we arrange any placements. Staff are responsible for supporting young people on their long term needs, including finding them permanent accommodation.
- Hosts provide an evening meal, a private room, and somewhere for guests to wash. Our hosts are trained on how to be a listening ear to young people, so they have someone to talk to.
- Hosts are reimbursed for the expenses they incur, and are provided with toiletries to offer any Nightstop guests staying.
If you think you can offer young people a safe place to sleep and would like to find out more, please get in touch with us. We'd love to hear from you.