Gloucestershire Nightstop can be accessed on the very first day a young person finds themselves homeless and with nowhere to go. It is often the only emergency option available for young people in Gloucestershire, and prevents young people from sleeping rough or staying in unsuitable accommodation where they would be in danger or at risk of abuse.
High demand for housing in Gloucestershire means waiting lists for supported accommodation and council housing can be long, and young people with low needs are often at the back of the queue. Low incomes and a reluctance to rent to young people with no tenancy history means that private renting is rarely an option.
Nightstop provides a safety net, providing time and space to find more settled options.