Project information

Open Homes Nottingham General

Open Homes Nottingham is a charity that seeks to provide accommodation for 16-25 year olds who are homeless or living in inappropriate accommodation.

Our Nottingham Nightstop project has been running for about 10 years.

Charity information: Open Homes Nottingham

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  • Need

    Need

    Homelessness among young people is a big problem in Nottingham, and if those vulnerable young people are not helped they run the risk of being drawn into the dangers associated with rough sleeping - substance misuse, crime, abuse and sex work.

    Solution

    Nottingham Nighstop, the main project under Open Homes Nottingham, provides safe emergency overnight accommodation in the homes of trained volunteer families, to young people who are at the point of being homeless or who are living in inappropriate accommodation. Nottingham Nightstop works alongside various trained referral agencies in supporting the young people to find appropriate accommodation to move on to.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    We have one simple aim: to offer safe and secure homes to homeless young people.

    Activities

    » Nottingham Nightstop aims to prevent vulnerable young adults from slipping into the downward spiral of homelessness and poverty.

    Success will be in the form of individual lives changed; those that overcome the root issues underpinning their problems. Each project will also have specific targets of success.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Each project has a number of long term aims that will be measured through effective monitoring and evaluation. These include the number of clients successfully referred to rehab, the number of young people kept off the streets and thus the associated threats and the number of clients freed from debt.
    58i's long term changes are harder to demonstrate beyond the example of lives changed and the stories of those freed from a life of poverty and isolation.

    Risk

    Open Homes Nottingham faces a number of risks as an organisation and our 18 page risk assessment form describes how we plan to deal with such risks (available upon request).

    Reporting

    We report to grant giving foundations on a project by project basis depending on their requirements.

    We report to individual donors via regular e-news updates.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £132,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £132,000 58i general Costs for the entire organisation, based on 2013 figures. More details available upon request.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Open Homes Nottingham has a variety of sources of funding as an organisation. From individual donors to grants. £100,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Our UK projects reach out across Nottingham and surrounding area. We also provide financial administration support for a development project in Norther Ghana called the King's Village Project (please see www.58i.org).

    Beneficiaries

    Hundreds of individuals from across Nottingham- including drug and alcohol addicts, those in debt, single parents, the homeless and vulnerably housed,and young people facing the threat of homelessness. Tens of thousands of individuals from northern Ghana benefit from the King's Village Project- including children, adults, women and the elderly.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because we have over 250 volunteers which means we have the man power and the dedication to make a lasting difference. We believe in journeying with clients for as long as it takes, not in viewing them as targets and so we are uniquely positioned to make a significant, long term impact in peoples lives through the help and support of caring individuals.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    250 Volunteers

    The dedicated service of over 250 volunteers giving thousands of hours a year is what makes the difference. We can personally journey with our clients

Aspire Mentoring

Aspire Mentoring

£5

Buys a toiletry pack for a homeless young person

“All I’ve known is drugs..…it wasn’t until I met special people in my life that I realised people actually do care whether I live or die.”

An Aspire Mentoring Client