Households across Bath and North East Somerset are being encouraged to get involved with a scheme which helps homeless young people.
Nightstop, which is run by the YMCA and supported by B&NES Council, offers emergency temporary accommodation for 16-25-year-olds by providing a safe, supportive bed for the night in the home of a host volunteer.
The special scheme ensures each young person can have a safe room of their own, an evening meal, breakfast, access to wash facilities and a friendly host.
Under the scheme, a young person can stay for one to seven nights to give themselves and agencies the opportunity to look for appropriate housing and avoid ending up on the street.
Councillor Alison Born, cabinet Member for Adults and Council House Building said: “This is a well-established scheme which provides vital help for vulnerable young people and gives the safety they need while agencies including the council help find a solution to their needs.
“If you think you could become a host volunteer then please get in touch or go along to the drop-in event.”
Anyone who wants to help can find out more about Nightstop at a drop-in event on Tuesday 14th September, from 3 – 6.30pm at the YMCA in Broad Street, Bath or contact the YMCA directly by emailing [email protected]