Action for Children - Dorset Nightstop

Referral address

Action for Children
2 Poundbury Business Centre

Referral phone

01305 753657

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single homeless people aged 16-25.

Who we cannot help

People behaving violently, under the influence of alcohol, drugs or solvents at time of referral. People unable to cope with the low level of support provided. People with previous serious or sexual offence history.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 25

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from approved agencies only - contact for details.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 10am-3pm. Application form completed by prospective resident and agency. Require background information about offending history and risk issues.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: Varies

Support and accommodation

Support offered

On-call member of staff supports young people/volunteers during overnight stay. Young people may return to their referring agency during the day for support with benefits, referrals to other agencies and finding longer term accommodation. Nightstop may be able to help out with transport, getting young people to appointments etc.

Rooms and charges

There is no charge for the accommodation.


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  • Disabled facilities: One accessible room. Dependent on availability of host family.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Young people are required to sign a boundaries agreement as part of the referral process, prior to their stay.


Not allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Transport provided to and from host's home.


Currently have 15 volunteer hosts. Email or phone 01305 753657 for further information.


Clothes, toiletries, money. Email or phone 01305 753657 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Action for Children - Dorset Nightstop and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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