Our day centre
We are here for you if you are 16-25 and rough sleeping, 'sofa surfing' or living in temporary or emergency housing. A hot lunch is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays between 12:30-1:30pm. If you are experiencing street homelessness or rough sleeping, you can access the centre from 10.30am.
You can use our shower & laundry facilities or take part in daily classes and activities. Food parcels are also available.
We are the only drop-in day centre in Brighton & Hove for 16-to-25 year olds who are experiencing homelessness. We provide practical and emotional support to help young people to move from crisis to stability.
Discover Dandi's story
Dandi first came to the day centre with her brother, as she was too nervous to come on her own. Like many young people we support, she had become homeless as relations with her mum had deteriorated to the point where she could no longer live at home.
Could you help us by making a one-off or regular gift? You can offer a lifeline to a young person who has nowhere else to turn. Thank you!
A hot meal and hot shower
Can provide clean and warm clothes as well as support to access the services they need urgently
“The Clock Tower Sanctuary meets your basic needs and that allows you to get organised and to try and get a job. Otherwise, you are in a fight or flight survival mode and you can very easily spiral down, becoming depressed and lonely. It’s exhausting.”
The latest news
Christmas Appeal raises £75,926 for CTS!
We’re delighted to share that our recent Christmas Appeal exceeded its target, and then some. The appeal’s target was set at £20,413, which is what it currently costs to run our drop-in centre for 4 weeks. Thanks to the extraordinary support and generosity of our supporters, an extraordinary £75,926 was raised this Christmas, enough to fund the day-to-day running of our drop-in centre ...
New CEO Joins the Clock Tower Sanctuary
New CEO, Fabia Bates replaces Frances Duncan who leaves CTS following six and a half years as CEO. Fabia brings over 20 years of experience in Brighton’s community and voluntary sector including at Survivors’ Network and Community Works. She also has experience as both trustee and chair at two local charities – the Trust for Developing Communities, which supports communities ...
CTS Celebrates 25 Years of Supporting Young People Experiencing Homelessness
Thursday 23rd November, we celebrated 25 wonderful years of the Clock Tower Sanctuary, surrounded by extraordinary individuals and organisations who have gone above and beyond to support our day centre. Without this appreciated and continued support, we simply couldn’t keep our doors open for the young people experiencing homelessness we’re so proud to support. The event saw too the release ...
Where we are
Opening hours - revised
10.30am - 1.30pm (for people rough sleeping, sofa surfing or in emergency accommodation)
12pm - 1.30pm (for people in supported accommodation)
Day centre entrance for young people
You can find us just off Ship Street. We're in a little alley way called Lewis Buildings which is between a clothes shop and The Trading Post cafe. Look for the sign on the street.
Office entrance for visitors and deliveries
We are at Wenlock House, 41-43 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1RH. You can find us down the alley to the left of The Body Shop.
Please see our 'Contact' page for more information.