If you're aged 16-to-25 years old and are sleeping rough, sofa-surfing or you don't have a safe and secure place to call your own, we're here to help you.
What we do
We know it can be very tough when you're young and homeless. Our day centre is a safe, friendly place where you can just be yourself. There's no judgement or pressure. We'll help you with practical things like food, a hot shower and clean clothes right away. We'll also support you to sort out housing, benefits and doctor's appointments, so you can move on with your life.
We have a great team of staff and volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and life-experiences, who will work with you to get the support you need. We can get you signed up with a doctor, or come to meetings at the Council or the Job Centre with you.
We have contacts with people in mental health, housing and training courses who can help you. If you need advice about getting your benefits, we can work with you on that and you can even use the day centre as your postal address. We also offer on-site services like a hairdresser, a nurse and a podiatrist.
We are an inclusive, welcoming place and pride ourselves on maintaining a safe space for anyone from the LGBTQ+ community.
Due to COVID-19 we are currently running a more limited service. We are open between 11am and 2.45pm, so please phone ahead on 01273 722 353 to book a slot as we can only have a certain amount of people in the day centre at the same time. All of our case working is continuing as usual.
Where we are
The client entrance to the day centre is on Ship Street. We're in a little alley way between a clothes shop and a cafe called The Trading Post. Look for the sign on the street when we are open.
When you arrive for the first time, we will have a chat and see what you need and how we can help you. If you get lost, call the office on 01273 722 353.
If you want to email the team you can reach the Day Centre Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Day centre facilities
"The Clock Tower Sanctuary is a lovely safe place you can go if you are homeless, it’s like a community centre. The clubs and activities here are amazing. I use the kitchen a lot and eat all the food the volunteers cook for us. You can really thrive here.”