Welcome to The Clock Tower Sanctuary
We are the only day-centre in Brighton & Hove for 16 to 25-year olds who are homeless or insecurely housed. We provide vital practical and emotional support to help vulnerable young people move from crisis to independence.
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.”
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.”
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.”
Why we are needed
According to Centrepoint, 103,000 young people in the UK are currently homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Last year, 1,055 young people approached Brighton & Hove Council for help with their homelessness – this is a 40% increase in two years.
And rough sleeping has increased in the city by 929% since 2010. (Sources: ‘Making homeless young people count’ Centrepoint 2018; ‘Rough Sleeping’, Homeless Link 2017).
The Clock Tower Sanctuary receives 4,000 visits from young people who have nowhere else to turn. We offer washing and laundry facilities, hot meals, confidence-building activities and help with accessing health services, benefits, accommodation, training and work.
How you can help
Donate with Just Giving
We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to keep our services running. If you are able to donate today, you will be helping a young person to get their life back on track.
You can donate with Just Giving or by making a regular gift, cheque or bank transfer here ».
Thank you – we appreciate every donation.
Day Centre Opening Hours
10:00am to 12:00 pm: We are open for breakfast for rough sleepers, backpackers and sofa surfers. Use of showers, washing machines & dryers, computers/internet and support services.
12:00pm to 2:00 pm: A hot lunch is available for all clients. Use of showers, washing machines & dryers, computers/internet and support services.
2:00pm to 4.00 pm – Case working appointments and daily activities.
Music Workshop: Monday 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Massage: Wednesday 12:00 -2:00 pm
Yoga: Wednesday 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Table Tennis: Thursday 2:00 -3:00 pm
Women’s Group: Friday 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Men’s Group: Friday 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Film Club: Saturday 11:00 am
In 2018, we received 3,984 visits from
young people who had nowhere to call home.
Our Annual Review 2018 outlines the work we’ve carried out, the funds that have been raised and the amazing support we have had.