What is Nottingham Nightstop?
Nottingham Nightstop is an initiative to prevent youth homelessness. Nottingham Nightstop is born out of the desire to ensure that all young people have access to safe and secure accommodation that is appropriate to their needs.
The Nightstop idea is simple: it provides safe emergency overnight accommodation in the homes of trained volunteer host families, for young people aged 16-25 who are at the point of becoming homeless. This accommodation is on a short term basis until more permanent and appropriate accommodation can be found.
Our young people access Nottingham Nightstop after being referred by a youth or homelessness agency such as Housing Aid , Broxtowe Youth Homelessness and Emmanuel House. Nottingham Nightstop offers homeless young people a safe place to stay, a listening ear and ‘breathing space’ to work through their options. In doing so, Nottingham Nightstop provides a safety net at a moment of great vulnerability.
In 2022 we provided 295 bed-nights for 64 young people and had 3 young people on supported lodgings
Since we began in 2006, Nottingham Nightstop has provided over 2,345 bed-nights to over 700 young people.
The best [thing] was watching TV with [my hosts], they made me feel so welcomed and happy. They made me feel so relaxed. 10/10