Not knowing where you are going to sleep can be terrifying and isolating. Homelessness leaves you vulnerable and makes the simplest of daily tasks a challenge. We care, we listen and we offer personalised support to help you turn your situation around.
We run Aylesbury Nightstop, which is part of a nationwide response to homelessness coordinated by Depaul. Nightstop was set up to prevent any young person, between the ages of 18 and 25 years from experiencing a homelessness crisis (In certain circumstance we can support 17 year olds).
Thanks to a committed group of volunteer hosts, Aylesbury Nightstop can offer a few nights’ short-term emergency accommodation. The host will provide a safe place to sleep, a meal and a warm welcome. With the basic essentials catered for, Youth Concern will then work with the you on finding a longer term solution.
Over the past 12 months we have received 108 referrals for 61 young people through Nightstop. That is 61 young people, in our town, at risk of rough sleeping.
Accessing Aylesbury Nightstop
If you are homeless or fear you may become homeless soon then get in touch to see how we can help you
If you feel that you have nowhere to turn, or you know of a young person who is sleeping rough, get in touch with us on 01296 431183. The sooner we are aware, the easier it is for us to find a suitable bed for the night.
If you need our help out of our office hours or are over 25 years, you can contact Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) for support with homelessness: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/homeless-or-risk-losing-your-home.
AVDC and other organisations can refer a young person by calling us on 01296 431183 to discuss the specific situation. If we can help, we will ask the organisation to complete a Referral Form.
Other Ways We Can Help You
Please do get in touch if you have any worries about your housing situation. We can help in a variety of ways:
- Finding private rented accommodation
- Advocating for you with local authority housing departments
- Make referrals for you to supporting housing provisions
- Help you sustain a tenancy
- Housing benefit/housing element assistance
Becoming a Volunteer Nightstop Host
Would you like to help young homeless people?
In a large town like Aylesbury, youth homelessness is not isolated to one or two individuals. We are therefore keen to build our bank of Nightstop hosts. If you feel that you can help, please call us on 01296 431183 to find out more.