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Full Report: Nightstop appeals for North East volunteers

The number of young people who are homeless in the the North East has risen by almost a fifth in the past 12 months.

The charity Nightstop - which helps them - is now calling for more volunteers to come forward. All you need, they say, is a spare room and a kind heart.

Watch the full report from Derek Proud below.

To find out more about how you can get involved with Nightstop, you can email nightstopne@depauluk.org or telephone 0191 253 6161.

Big Society award for North East charity

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has awarded Nightstop North East a prestigious Big Society Award.

The project provides safe emergency accommodation for homeless young people aged 16-25.

Volunteers provide a safe place to sleep, washing facilities and breakfast for up to 14 nights.

The team of 31 volunteers across Tyne & Wear and County Durham, has now expanded to include Teesside as well as Northumberland and County Durham.

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