Hosts can be families, couples or single people. They can offer emergency accommodation on a night-by-night basis; supported lodgings for normally between six and nine months, or short-term placements are flexible according the circumstances of the host.

The young people are screened before being put on the scheme and there is 24-hour support for the host and young person from Nightstop’s staff.

Host families will need to be willing to undertake a criminal records check, along with other safeguarding checks.

Full training and support are provided and out-of-pocket expenses are given for emergency accommodation and a fee is payable for supported lodging.

For more information, call on 01527 66036 or e-mail info@redditchnightstop.