Welcome to The Clock Tower Sanctuary


We are a day centre providing information, advice and guidance to homeless young people, aged 16 – 25 years, in Brighton and Hove.

Young people using the Clock Tower Sanctuary kitchen
  • The Sanctuary helped me kick-start my life

    “Whatever your situation is, whatever you’ve lost, you can sort your life out massively with one big kick-start as soon as you walk through the door at The Clock Tower Sanctuary.”

    Current client, 23 years old
  • The Sanctuary gave me hope

    “I was on a path to self-destruction and quite frankly I would have been dead by now without The Sanctuary. Some of my friends didn’t make it and I would have been there with them right now. The Sanctuary gave me hope and that’s priceless.” 

    Past client, 33 years old
  • I feel safe and comfortable

    “Some services will provide warmth and food but The Sanctuary is so much more than that. I felt safe and comfortable in myself. For the first time I could concentrate on sorting myself out and working out what I needed to do.” 

    Current client, 21 years old

Why we are needed

More than 150,000 young people ask for help with homelessness every year. Brighton and Hove now has the second largest homeless population in the UK, outside of Westminster, London.

(Source: Homeless Link, ‘Rough Sleeping’ 2016).

Last year The Clock Tower Sanctuary supported over
4,000 visits by homeless young people who had nowhere to call home.

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We receive no statutory funding, all our income is gained through fundraising.

Please donate today and help us continue to support
homeless young people get back on track.

Every young person deserves a safe place to go.


How you can help



could pay for a young person to have a hot shower, wash their clothes and to prepare and eat a nutritious meal.


could provide a young person with new shoes or a shirt and tie to go to a job interview or wear on their first day.


could train a Clock Tower Sanctuary volunteer to support young homeless people at our day centre.


could pay for the day centre to be open for a day. Helping us provide a full range of crisis and support services.

Will's story

Watch Will’s story to find out first hand how The Clock Tower Sanctuary helps young homeless people like Will to get their lives back on track.

Our Impact

Download our 2015/16 Annual Review to read about how we help young people like Will, break away from homelessness.



Music Workshop: Monday 3pm – 4.30pm
Yoga: Tuesday 3pm – 4pm
In2WorK drop-in: Wednesday 1pm – 2pm
Women’s Group: Wednesday 23pm – 3pm
Men’s Group: Thursday 3pm – 4pm
Table Tennis and games: Friday 3pm – 4pm


Drop-in Service opening times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am – 3pm
Wednesday 10am – 2pm