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Depaul UK - Nightstop Greater Manchester

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25 with a local connection to Greater Manchester.

Who we cannot help

Referral agencies will receive training about the level of client need. Please contact if you are unsure.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from local agencies that work with vulnerable young people and have received training about Nightstops. Agencies interested in being added to the list should contact the project.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Referral form with risk and needs assessment completed by agency. Require references and relevant background information about housing, health and criminal history. The applicant will also need to sign a guest agreement with the referrer.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

≤ 1 Month

Support and accommodation

Support offered

2.5 members of staff, available 37.5 hours per week. Provide support and basic signposting. Young person is expected to return to referring agency for ongoing support and referrals to longer term accommodation. Our volunteer hosts provide an evening meal, breakfast and a packed lunch. Access to their washing facilities and a listening ear. We have an on call service that provides support and advice to hosts and guests outside of office hours


The guest will have a room to themselves in a volunteer hosts home. Number fluctuates on a daily basis so unable to provide figures

Further information

Public transport

Transport is usually provided to the host's home. Hosts are located throughout GM so routes vary depending on who is available