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Nightstop Stories

Date published: 26th November 2014

My Time on Nightstop (Becky, previously hosted by Nightstop)

I was referred to Nightstop when my mum threw me out, I’m so happy they had a host available. I’m 18 and suffer with mental health problems. I became too much for my mum to handle and we both knew that things couldn’t carry on the way they were going.

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How I became Homeless (Ben, 18, previously hosted by Nightstop)

It got too much to stay at home due to family breakdown with lots of arguments and I had to leave. I found myself homeless and living in a tent for two weeks. I was studying at Bridgwater College and the Student Support took me to Routes where the YMCA Housing Advice Team are.

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One piece in their journey

‘These young people are transforming their lives; however they need a little help and support to do this. Nightstop Hosts are one piece in this journey, a piece at a vital time, keeping the young person safe.’

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Every Little Helps (Nightstop Host Volunteer)

Hungry teenagers, lots of mess, mountains of washing, bodies sprawled out on sofas watching TV, a tip of a kitchen after a cook up, friends traipsing through the house, unknown numbers for dinner …

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Filling Empty Nests (Nightstop Host Volunteer)

With their grown up family only coming back for holidays, Ian and Sarah Beach moved to Somerset to downsize, and somehow ended up in a 6 bed house! With more rooms that they knew what to do with, they decided to put the rooms to good use and have never looked back.

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