How you can become a Host

If you're worried about where you’ll be sleeping, how can you focus on anything else in life? Whether that’s your health, mental health, your relationships, your education or employment.

It’s vital that young people know that they’re not alone, that this is temporary, and that they have their whole lives ahead of them. 

A Host should provide: 

  • A spare room 
  • An evening meal 
  • A listening ear 

Being a Nightstop Host is a flexible form of community hosting. You have the freedom to choose when you’re available to host. We also work around your lifestyle, including work and holiday plans as well as family commitments  

To find out more, take a look at our step-by-step guide below.  

Becoming a Host 

  1. Contact Nightstop Coordinator Megan Douglas to have a chat and to request an application form. This is your opportunity to tell us why you’d like to be a Nightstop Host. 

  2. You’re invited to complete your Host Induction Training.  The training covers an introduction to youth homelessness, boundaries, practical tips and safeguarding rules.  

  3. Nightstop Coordinator Megan will assist you in submitting your PVG, which will be paid by the service.  

  4. Almost there! At this point we’re here to help you feel comfortable and confident in hosting. We can also support you with getting your spare room ready!  

  5. You’re ready to host! Remember we’re here to support you every step of the way, with 24/7 on call support.  


"If it wasn’t for you guys and the Hosts, I doubt me and my mum would have mended our bond as quickly as we did. Thank you for everything you’ve done and for the opportunities you’ve given me."

- Nightstop Guest, Brogan, 17