Our day centre
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot currently offer drop-in/walk up services at the day centre. You can book a slot to use some of the facilities and case working will continue.
We will be prioritising centre access for anyone aged 16-25 who is in temporary/emergency accommodation; rough sleeping or is from out of area.
If you are a current client, please contact your Support Coordinator to arrange access or to organise a case working session. We are still registering new clients. If you are a new client or to refer a young person, please call one of our Support Coordinators - see Contact page for phone numbers.
A hot takeaway lunch is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays between 1:00-1:30pm. This will be served outside the centre through the kitchen hatch. Food parcels will also be available for delivery on Thursdays - please speak to a Support Coordinator to arrange one.
Bathroom & laundry facilities are available in very limited numbers - please book a slot through the Support Coordinators.
When you come to the centre please wear a mask or we can provide you with one. Stay safe and we will see you soon!
What we do
We work with young homeless people to give them space, support & stability
We provide a space for 16-to-25-year olds who are homeless where they can feel safe and 'just be', whilst also getting access to services and support.
We provide the everyday things that young homeless people need, like somewhere to shower, do laundry, eat a healthy meal, use computers and get post.
By helping to meet these practical needs, young homeless people can focus on their futures and potential.
If you are a supporter and would like to help us, thank you! We are a small charity and rely entirely on donations to keep our services running. Many of our fundraising events have been cancelled this year so we would be very grateful for any support you can offer us by donating here. We appreciate every penny! Thank you.
We are the only drop-in day centre in Brighton & Hove for 16-to-25 year olds who are homeless or insecurely housed. 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!
Could pay to top up a client's phone, so that we can stay in touch with them during the Covid-19 crisis.
Could pay for cooking equipment and some food supplies for a young person living in temporary accommodation.
Could pay for a Support Coordinator to spend a few hours with a young person who is having a really difficult time.
“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
A Visit from the Seagulls
Back in December we were lucky enough to be paid a visit to the centre by Albion in the Community (AITC), the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion FC. As part of AITC’s Christmas Wish programme, CTS was nominated as deserving a special thank you for our work helping young people experiencing homelessness. We were surprised by a ...
World Kindness Day 2020
Today is World Kindness Day, and despite it falling on Friday 13th we are certainly feeling lucky reflecting on the kindness that surrounds the Clock Tower Sanctuary. The young people that use our services prove that kindness and resilience go hand in hand; there’s strength in putting the needs of others before your own. Due to current health and safety ...
What have young people been telling us about lockdown?
June 2020 – as the lockdown began, our clients who were rough sleeping were quickly triaged into accommodation with little time to prepare themselves. Some were placed in unfamiliar parts of Brighton and some further away in Newhaven or Eastbourne. Many told us they were pleased to be accommodated but found this new, unplanned change of circumstances difficult. They didn’t ...
Where we are
Opening hours - revised
Due to COVID-19, we are running a more limited service at the day centre and you will need to book a slot to visit us. See the 'Contact' page for details. Case working continues as usual.
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 to the left of The Body Shop. Please note our office is currently closed to visitors.
Email and phone
Please see our 'Contact' page for more information.