About Us

Our History

A brief history of Nightstop UK



Archbishop of Caterbury’s ‘Faith in the City’ report was published. Leeds churches responded with an idea for emergency hosting in volunteer homes. They called this Nightstop.




The first Nightstop opened in 1987 in Leeds and there’s now a network of more than 30 Nightstops around the UK. The Nightstop network is led by Depaul UK, which is responsible for the strategy, quality and development of Nightstop services. To make sure the Nightstop network delivers a safe, high quality service to young people and volunteers, Depaul UK quality assesses each service every two years and provides ongoing support and development.

Each Nightstop service is responsible their own funding for the continuation of their services.




Redditch Nightstop was establised.




Nightstop became part of the national homeless charity Depaul UK.


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Redditch Nightstop has developed to provide Emergency Accommodation and a range of services to prevent homelessness:

Drop In

Supported Lodgings

Floating Support



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Our Vision

A society in which every young adult has a safe place to call home and is positively engaged within their local community.

Our mission

  • We pro-actively address needs to prevent homelessness in young adults aged 21 to 35.
  • We work together with young adults, their families and agencies to prevent homelessness. 
  • We provide a range of learning opportunities around tenancy sustainment and wellbeing.
  • We provide an opportunity for people in need of our services to gain trust in people and agencies, feel dignified and not judged and to develop openness to new experiences…

Our Values


We respect the experiences, values and ambitions of people at risk of homelessness.

Trust and support

We believe that when given support in a relationship of trust individuals at risk of homelessness can be enabled to find solutions to the issues that they face.

Safety and Security

We recognise that everyone needs safety and security, including our staff, our volunteers and those at risk of homelessness.

Diversity and equality

We value diversity within the charity and in wider society and we strive for equality of opportunity.


Susan Sadler Job title: Charity Manager
Sarah Delaney Job Title: Homelessness Prevention Officer and Project Fundraising
Joanne Scrivener Finance Manager
Rich Lewis Floating Support worker (21-35)
Volunteer Coordinator
Sarah Brady Homelessness Prevention and Progression Worker

Mike Hill: Chair Strategic Planning – Finance and Business I am currently chair person for Redditch Nightstop, I am also a trustee with a number of other charities and chair of a school board of governors. I am a qualified accountant and company administrator and I have had a career in senior posts within the Further Education sector.
Gary Battersby: Secretary Finance Sub Group
Charlotte Shepard: Vice Chair Qualified Data Protection Practitioner with over 10 years experience in the field working in both public and private organisations. Charlotte has been involved with Redditch Nightstop for nearly 10 years.
Briony Fuller: Trustee
Glyn Johnson: Trustee HR Policies. Glyn Johnson is a Claims Manager within the Insurance industry, as well as a trustee with Redditch Nightstop and chair of a local pre-school. Born and raised in the town, Glyn is passionate about supporting the local area, and in particular the development and growth of young people
Ben Costello: Trustee Ben is an academic at the University of Birmingham with experience working across the Health Services Management Centre, Institute of Applied Health Research, and College of Arts and Law. His current research interests are in mental health (particularly mental health policy and crisis care), applied health research (particularly FGM and public health), and applied ethics. Ben has a growing portfolio of publications and other research engagements. He was an Advisor to the Mental Health Policy Commission, whose final report ‘Investing in a Resilient Generation: Keys to a Mentally Prosperous Nation’ he co-authored, and is actively engaged in work across the voluntary and community sector. Ben was awarded his PhD in 2019 and is a current Fellow of the RSA, HEA, and ILM.

Hosts & Volunteers are an integral part of the team. Without volunteers’ support we could not deliver our services and projects.

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  • Redditch Nightstop Registered Office is: Unit 4 and 5 Britten Street The Old Needle Works Britten Street Redditch Worcestershire B97 6HD

Redditch Nightstop is:

  • A Charity – registered with the Charity Commission Number: 1138158
  • Company Limited by Guarantee Number 7302871 Registered in England and Wales with Companies House and not having share capital.

Click here to download our Annual Report 20-21

Click here to download our Policies


“I feel safe there because I’m somewhere where no-one knows where I am…