How we help - Emergency Accommodation

Wyre Forest Nightstop provides safe emergency accommodation for homeless young people between the ages of 16 and 25 in the homes of trained, approved volunteer hosts.

Why do we offer emergency accommodation?

A young person can become homeless for many reasons. Nightstop acts as an emergency accommodation service to allow the young person to be in a safe place until more permanent accommodation has been arranged or family mediation has been arranged to try to overcome the difficulties.

What can you expect?

The volunteer hosts will provide a bed for the night, an evening meal, the opportunity for a shower and to wash clothes in a safe and caring environment. The young person can integrate with the host family during their stay or have time alone if preferred.

Nightstop can also provide food, clothing and toiletries for the young person when needed.

How can you gain access to Nightstop?

Referral to Nightstop is usually via local agencies who deal with young people but self referral by the young person directly to Nightstop is occasionally seen. Risk assessments are always carried out to ensure the compatibility of the young person with Nightstop and the host family.

You can listen to the experiences of one of the young people who has used Nightstop in the video link below.

As soon as I walked into the house they were so welcoming. I'm smiling now - I can see a future. I see the world in a more positive light. When your situation changes, everything else changes.

Claire

Hi, I am Nightstop Coordinator for Wyre Forest Nightstop and I match the young person and the host family together.