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Depaul UK - Nightstop London

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people aged 16-25 with low support needs, who are homeless in London. Must have a local connection.

Who we cannot help

People who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and those showing violent behaviour at the time of referral. Those with a history of arson. People with high support needs.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals from anyone working with young people in any London borough, including colleges and other non-homelessness agencies.

Referral procedure

Phone 10am-4pm Mon-Fri. The young person must be available at the time of the referral. An initial phone call is required to ensure availability and discuss suitability then a referral form including a risk assessment will need to be completed.

Length of stay

Minimum stay

1 Night

Maximum stay

1-3 Months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Volunteers work on a rota basis providing 1 night up to 6 weeks' accommodation in their home. Volunteers offer no formal support, keyworking or action planning. Paid staff process referrals and are available 'on-call' throughout all placements.

Total spaces



Average - varies according to number of volunteer hosts.

Further information

Public transport

Referral agencies encouraged to provide transport to the host's home.