Redditch Nightstop prevents homelessness amongst 16-25 year olds. We provide emergency accommodation and action planning and longer term supported lodgings within volunteer host homes and a learning programme to support transition into independent living. We support the client after move on from our service. We are the safety net enabling the transition to independent living, preventing exposure and escalation to more dangerous situations.
Redditch Nightstop is a voluntary organisation which, since it was set up in 1997 to provide emergency accommodation, has evolved to provide a wide range of service for young people who may be at risk of homelessness in the Redditch area.
The reactive part of the SAS (Safe Accommodation & Support) project is intervention at crisis point for homeless clients. Referrals are taken Monday – Friday 9am-3pm; accommodation is provided 7 days per week. Clients self refer or are referred by local partner agencies.
The proactive part of the SAS project consists of supported accommodation for up to 12 months.
Redditch Nightstop also provides:
Floating Support where a staff member provides support to the client in their own home, assisting the client to maintain their tenancy and other life skills. The client is also encouraged to engage in community activities and activities organised by Nightstop.
Mediation Service where Nightstop staff work with families to try to ensure that clients are able to stay within the family home.
Drop in Service where clients can access the office to job search, create a CV, make telephone calls, have breakfast, snacks, lunch and time with a support worker.
All clients will have access to Lifewise, our AQA accredited training programme on a regular basis to gain the skills essential for independent living.