If you are a young person aged between 16 and 24 and are in need of emergency accommodation then Nightstop may be an option for you. This section of the website will give you information about what Nightstop is and try and answer any questions you may have.

You can ring the Nightstop service direct and we can tell you the nearest agency to you that can refer you to Nightstop. Alternatively if you know of an organisation in your area e.g. It's Your Choice, Youth Support Services, NFDC, or the CAB you could ask them to contact Nightstop on your behalf. It may be possible for you to stay for a number of nights until a longer term solution can be found.

To get referred you need to visit a local agency and if suitable, the agency will make a referral to Nightstop. Young people cannot self-refer to Nightstop. You must be able to show proof of identity or give the name of a referee. If you are accepted into Nightstop, we should be able to find you a place for that night.

The agency will go through a standard checklist with you to establish your suitability before contacting the staff at Nightstop. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol or acting in a violent or anti-social manner will not be accepted for Nightstop nor can we accept a young person with a previous history of alcohol, drug or solvent abuse, violence or arson.

Many local agencies are participating in the scheme:

Nightstop referral times are Monday to Friday between 1-4.30pm.

If you need help or advice about homelessness outside of these times you can call Housing Needs at NFDC on 02380 285234.