Nightstop MK is an emergency accommodation service for 16-25 year olds who find themselves facing or already experiencing homelessness. The service is new to Milton Keynes and is currently recruiting volunteers, in particular hosts, drivers, chaperones and ambassadors. The service began supporting young people facing homelessness in spring 2022. To enquire about volunteering or accessing help, fill in the form below, and keep reading to find answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

What is Nightstop?

Nightstop MK offers emergency accommodation to young people facing homelessness. This accommodation is in the homes of trained and vetted volunteers, who are supported by professional staff 24/7.

The community-focused approach provides a safe and welcoming environment for guests. This is usually a more beneficial environment for young people than traditional homeless shelters and emergency accommodation.

The national Nightstop Network comprises of over 30 services across the UK and is run by national homelessness charity Depaul UK. Hosts come from all walks of life.

 

Become a Nightstop MK Volunteer

Nightstop in Milton Keynes relies on the generosity of volunteer hosts and drivers. The hosts offer their spare bedrooms on a night-by-night basis and receive expenses payments to cover the additional cost of having another person in the house. The drivers collect the guests from an arranged location and take them to their accommodation for the night. You can find out more information about becoming a Nightstop volunteer here and contact the Nightstop MK team using the details below.

 

How to access emergency accommodation in Milton Keynes?

Nightstop MK is now accepting referrals through Milton Keynes Council. If you or someone you know is in need of immediate help, information on how to access housing support from Milton Keynes Council can be found here or contact us directly.

 

How long can you stay at Nightstop in Milton Keynes?

Placements usually last from one night to three weeks. During this time, the Nightstop MK team will work with guests to help them find more stable accommodation. Most Nightstop placements will involve staying with more than one host.

 

What’s included as part of the accommodation?

Young people are given a private room, a warm meal and access to washing facilities in a safe home. They will also be offered breakfast in the morning and a packed lunch, if they need one.

 

Contact Nightstop MK

Are you in need of a safe place to sleep? Or would you like to learn more about volunteering opportunities with Nightstop? Give the Milton Keynes team a phone call, send them an email or complete the enquiry form at the top of the page. They are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, excluding bank holidays.

Telephone: 0330 555 0180

Email: nightstop.mk@depaulcharity.org.uk

Facebook: @DepaulMiltonKeynes