Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the work done by North East charity Nightstop to help some of the most vulnerable people in the region.
Through Nightstop, volunteers host young people aged 16 – 25 who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets in their own homes - providing them with a safe place to sleep, washing facilities and breakfast for up to two weeks.
“This Big Society Award recognises the achievements of the whole Nightstop team, including the 33 inspirational volunteers who regularly open up their own homes to provide a safe place to sleep when it’s needed most.
”Nightstop North East provides an invaluable service, reaching out a helping hand to some of the region’s most vulnerable young people and getting them off the streets for good.”
The charity also works with the young people to support them into more permanent accommodation or to return home to their families.
To find out more about what Nightstop does, or how you can get involved, click here.
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