Nightstop – a bold new service that supports young people at risk of homelessness in Aberdeen City and Shire

WHAT We’re excited to introduce a new service in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire that will provide a safe place for a young person aged 16 – 25yrs to stay for a night or two. Nightstop will deliver both crisis response (young people presenting as homeless) and early intervention (respite for young people who are experiencing conflict within the family home but may be able to move back home with support) and will be available from August this year.

HOW Nightstop will recruit, train and support a wide range of volunteer Community Hosts across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire who will provide each young person with their own private bedroom, a hot meal, breakfast and a packed lunch if needed. Access to a hot shower or bath and the use of laundry facilities within the host’s home will also be a part of this service and a listening ear and support is also on hand.

WHY Nightstop prevents young people from entering into a never-ending cycle of homelessness by providing them with a safe place to stay for the night while they decide their next steps. It also helps them to address their individual support needs, while enabling them to maintain any education, employment or training they are involved in. Aberdeen Foyer will also provide additional advice and support available through our wide range of services, should that be needed.

WE ARE RECRUITING for a Community Hosting Coordinator to be part of the set-up and delivery of our invaluable new service.  If you’re interested please go to our recruitment page for more details or contact:

We’re launching Foyer Nightstop  this summer, in August 2022.  If you’d like to find out more about the impact Nightstop services in other areas please click here.