Learning more about hidden homelessness

Since I recently joined The Clock Tower Sanctuary as a Trustee, I have been learning about how young people find themselves in a situation where they are homeless. Through this research, I have found that there are a lot of people who find they are homeless and hide that fact. There are also lots of ways in which people can …

An image of Vicky. She is sat down wearing glasses and holding a cup of tea. She has long blonde hair and a floral vest top on.

Volunteers Week 2021: Vicky

As part of this year’s Volunteers’ Week, Volunteer Support Coordinator, Vicky, shares her reflections on her time at The Clock Tower Sanctuary. So, Vicky, tell us how you got involved with volunteering at the day centre. I came to Brighton as a student but had been out of the area for a couple of years. Since coming back I was …

Run, swim, cycle, skip or hop…. and Clock it Up!

We know our supporters love a challenge, so we are asking you to clock up 87kms – the distance between London & Brighton – to raise vital funds for our services with young people experiencing homelessness in Brighton & Hove. You can run, swim, cycle, jump, skip or hop your way all from the capital to our fantastic city over …

Thank you to CTS volunteers for going ‘Above & Beyond’

  Two of our amazing volunteers, Paul & Mark are being recognised by Brighton & Hove Buses in their new campaign ‘Above & Beyond’ which celebrates people and organisations who go the extra mile in our local community, with images and information featured on the buses on Route 1 in the city. CTS volunteers like Paul & Mark help to …

An image of people cooking in the Clock Tower Sanctuary kitchen.

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 …

A day in the life of a CTS Support Coordinator

Our three Support Coordinators are key to the work we do at CTS – find out more from Angelika about what her job involves: “In reality, no two days are exactly the same! When I get into work, I’ll check emails and my to-do list. There’s usually some paperwork to complete before our team of volunteers arrive. We then sit …

A message about Covid-19 from Frances Duncan, CEO – updated Thursday 26 March

The Clock Tower Sanctuary is working hard to support our clients through this difficult time. Since Monday 23 March, we’ve been working with the Council and other agencies to secure emergency accommodation for our clients who are rough sleeping. We’re also working with community organisations in the city to try and get hot meals delivered to those without access to …