This service is very much geared towards preventing young people entering the formal homeless system and staying unsuitable temporary bed and breakfast or adult hostel accommodation, where they may be at risk of abuse. It seeks to provide a bit of time out for the young person and their family or carers, so that support can be put in place to help prevent any breakdown in their current accommodation arrangements, and to identify and secure longer term accommodation most appropriate to the young person.
We provide full training for our hosts and a 24 hour telephone number, and our young people are vetted by Rock Trust staff to ensure they are suitable for our Nightstop service.
Nightstop West Lothian is part of a national network of schemes and is affiliated to Deapaul Nightstop UK. There are over 30 Nightstop services around the UK, and 3 in Scotland, including West Lothian.