- We Hear You Nightstop Short Film
We Hear You Short Film
New Short Film Shares ‘Lost Stories’ of UK’s Young Homeless People
Depaul UK’s emergency accommodation network Nightstop UK has launched a new film which aims to raise awareness of youth homelessness in Britain.
#WeHearYou shares messages from young homeless people with strangers, filming their reactions to harrowing stories about rough sleeping and life on the streets.
The short film was created to raise awareness of a new Nightstop service which will open in Greater Manchester in March 2018.
The service, which was officially launched by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on 29 November 2017, aims to provide 500 safe places in the homes of volunteer hosts for the region’s young people to stay in by 2019.
Nicola Harwood, Depaul UK’s Associate Director for Prevention of homelessness, said:
"Eighty thousand young people experience homelessness every year in the UK. #WeHearYou aims to show they are not alone. We are listening and working to make things better for them through services like Nightstop UK.
“The film contains real messages from young people who have been helped by Depaul UK’s Nightstop network and brings to light the terrible things that young homeless people have to go through. We hope this film will inspire people to make a difference to young people experiencing homelessness by encouraging people to volunteer for Nightstop UK or make a donation to support our work.”
Nightstop UK provides more than 12,000 bed-nights every year for young people experiencing homelessness. The service relies on more than 610 volunteer hosts who offer a spare room in their home to young people who have nowhere else to stay and might otherwise be sleeping rough or in another unsafe place.
Nightstop has a number of volunteering opportunities available. If you’d like to find out more about you can help one of our 34 services across the UK, please get in touch.
Nightstop helps homeless young people find a safe place to stay, one night at a time.
Communities and charities ran Nightstops in 33 locations around the UK, covering 31 percent of the UK and giving 1,403 young people a bed for the night in 2017 alone.
Depaul UK coordinates the Nightstop Network and runs Nightstops in London, the North East, the North West, South Yorkshire and Cumbria.