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Action for Children - Nightstop Dorset

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25.


Men only and women only

Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from approved agencies only - contact for details.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 10am-3pm. Application form completed by prospective resident and agency. Require background information about offending history and risk issues.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

≤ 1 Week

Support and accommodation

Support offered

On-call member of staff supports young people/volunteers during overnight stay. Young people may return to their referring agency during the day for support with benefits, referrals to other agencies and finding longer term accommodation. Nightstop may be able to help out with transport, getting young people to appointments etc.

Total spaces



Number of spaces vary - own room in volunteer's home.

Further information

Public transport

Transport provided to and from host's home.