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.

Dandi's Story


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
Photography Workshop: Tuesday 2pm – 4pm
Women’s Group: Tuesday 3pm – 4pm
Yoga: Wednesday 2pm – 3pm
Men’s Group: Tbc
Table Tennis and games: Friday 3pm – 4pm

Drop-in Service opening times

Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Change of Service Hours

From November 5th 2018 we will be changing our service hours.

10:00 – 12:00 – Open for rough sleepers, backpackers and sofa surfers only. Access to: Breakfast – Showers – Washing Machines/Dryers – Internet Access – Support Services

12:00 – 2:00 -Open lunch time for all clients.  Access to: Lunch – Showers – Washing Machines/Dryers – Internet Access – Support Services

2:00 – 4:00 – Activities, external agencies and case working appointments