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Nightstop Comes to Greater Manchester

December 5th, 2017

Mayor of Greater Manchester Launches New Nightstop Service

Last week, a new Nightstop service launched which will provide vital support to young people experiencing homelessness in Greater Manchester. 

The service was officially launched by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, at a special event at the aptly named 'Home' centre in Central Manchester.

At the event, Mr Burnham spoke of his commitment to end homelessness in the city by 2020 and his support of the new Nightstop service:

"No one should be homeless in our city. I've made a commitment to put a roof over everybody’s head in Greater Manchester. That’s why i'm pleased to be here today at the launch of a new Nightstop service in Manchester. It will give hope to young people and help them to escape from the street. The bee is a symbol of Manchester for good reason. We are a hive, we work together. Please be a part of it, please support this service." 

Nightstop Greater Manchester has been supported by Letter One, and the service aims to provide five hundred safe beds by 2019 for young people experiencing homelessness in the city.

Martin Houghton-Brown, CEO of youth homelessness charity Depaul UK attended the launch and said:

"We want young people in Greater Manchester to never have to sleep in an unsafe place. If we can unite to bring Nightstop to Greater Manchester we will create a noise here that other cities in the UK will look to."

Volunteer in Greater Manchester

The new Nightstop service will officially open to young people in March 2018, but we are now recruiting volunteers and have a number of volunteering opportunities in Greater Manchester available.

Nightstop relies on volunteer hosts to offer their spare rooms and help us to provide a safe, welcoming place for young people to stay.

As a host, you provide a young person with a hot meal, a warm shower, and a bed for the night in a private room in your home. In the morning, after breakfast the young person will return to Nightstop where  trained staff  will then work to find a longer term solution to their homelessness.

If you live in Greater Manchester have a spare room, and would like to find out about becoming a Nightstop host, then we’d love to hear from you. No experience is needed, just a spare room and the desire to make a difference to young people experiencing homelessness in your community. Nightstop provides full training, expenses, and support to all volunteer hosts. 

Want to know more about the service? Hear from young people or find out what it's like to be a host.

If you don’t have a spare room but you’d like to help, then we have a number of other volunteering opportunities available so please get in touch today by emailing

Email: nightstop.gm@depaulcharity.org.uk to find out more. 

Nightstop has services across the UK, so if you don't live in Greater Manchester, but want to help Nightstop,then view our network map to find your nearest service.
 


 

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