Helping homeless youngsters in Somerset

Homeless youngsters in the West are being put at risk by 'sofa surfing' with friends and acquaintances.

This from the people behind Nightstop, a scheme to find families in West Somerset to take in youngsters and given them a safe roof over their heads for a couple of nights.

Nightstop is a partnership between Bridgwater YMCA andh West Somerset District Council.

The scheme involves volunteer host families opening their doors to homeless young people aged 16 to 24, in dire need of a safe haven for a night.  

Young people are typically placed between 5-7pm, when host families then provide an evening meal, access to washing facilities and breakfast the next morning.  

In return for their support, host families are given induction, training and expenses.

During the day, young people will return to Council offices for support to explore their housing options.

Find out more about Nightstop here