Welcome to Bristol Nightstop
Bristol Nightstop is a Caring in Bristol project that works directly with young homeless people aged 16-25, all year round, in the City of Bristol.
What we do
When no other options are available we arrange temporary and emergency accommodation for young homeless people – a safe place to stay in the homes of trained and vetted individuals in through our Volunteer ‘Host Network’. Bristol Nightstop Hosts will offer a warm room to stay in their own home, an evening meal, breakfast, support and compassion and are recruited, trained, supported and supervised by project workers.
This is a community response to a community issue.
We also provide emergency Key Worker support to give expert advice, help young people to return home where possible and support them when and where they need it.
We work closely with a range of partner agencies, organisations and service providers in the city of Bristol to create a network of support and develop partnerships, working together to prevent young people from entering into a cycle of homelessness and supporting them from day one for as long as it takes. We aim to ensure that young people can break free from the cycle of homelessness at the earliest opportunity.
We are funded through a grant from the Big Lottery. This means that we are able to offer a project to offer support and emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless people between the ages of 16-25 until 2019.
Please note we are only able to currently accommodate young people aged 18-25.
The grant from the Big Lottery employs a Project Lead, a Host Coordinator and a Key Worker who work alongside other volunteers and experts to deliver Bristol Nightstop, offering accommodation 7 days a week. The development and delivery of the project will enable the charity and its partners to gather further evidence and insights into the needs of young homeless people, enabling it to respond to commissioning and funding opportunities in the future. The aim of the project is to provide young homeless people with clear, expert advice that facilitates their transition into safe emergency accommodation and supports them accessing longer term options.
Bristol Nightstop is accredited by DePaul Nightstop UK.