The day centre
The Clock Tower Sanctuary is a place in central Brighton which is specially for young people who are homeless or insecurely housed.
What it's like here
The Clock Tower Sanctuary is a safe space where you can relax and do day-to-day things that can be difficult when you don't have a place to call home - like cooking, showering and laundry.
We can also support you with practicalities like getting sorted with a doctor, benefits and finding a job. The day centre is somewhere you can relax and be yourself. It's warm, friendly and we have a great team of supportive staff and volunteers who can help you get the help you need. If you are rough sleeping, you can access the centre from 10.30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are not open on Wednesdays or Sundays.
We offer one to one case working with a Support Coordinator who will work with you to identify what you need and how to get there. We also offer help with immediate practical needs like hot lunches & food parcels, warm clothing and access to laundry & bathroom facilities.
Food at The Clock Tower Sanctuary
A hot lunch is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays between 12:30-1:30pm.
Food parcels will also be available for delivery on Thursdays - please speak to a Support Coordinator to arrange one.
Please contact our Support Coordinators for more information about how to access other services at the centre.
We have showers, clean towels and toiletries available for use.
You can do your laundry during and get some warm, clean clothing.
A fully-stocked kitchen
A hot lunch is made here every day. We can also help with a food parcel if you need one.
Computers and wifi
You can check your email, look for jobs, work on your CV, stay in touch with people, register for benefits or anything else you need to do.
We run a different activity every day like music, massage, yoga, fitness and more. Scroll down the page to see what's on.
And one to one support...
Our Support Co-ordinators can put you in touch with other services like mental health, substance misuse and the doctor and help you look for housing, training and jobs.
"The Clock Tower Sanctuary is a like a family, there's nowhere else like it. I’ve done fantastic activities and have really picked myself up emotionally. The food is also life-saving. There were days when I didn’t have much of it while running out of money, but I knew I could come here to eat, take care of myself and others and feel better."
Our weekly activities
We have lots of activities and classes at the day centre, and we are currently offering the following:
- Monday 11:00 - 12:00 - Baking
- Monday 12:00 - 13:00 - Art Group
- Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 - Yoga
- Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30 - Men's Group
- Thursday 11:30 - 12:30 - Music Jam Group
- Thursday 13:30 - 14:30 - Evolve (LGBTQ Group)
- Friday 11:00 - 13:30 - Barber Haircuts
- Friday 11:30 - 12:30 - Martial Arts
- Friday 13:30 - 15:30 - Fun Activity
- Saturday 11:00 - 13:30 - Blockbuster Brunch
- Saturday 13:00 - 14:00 - Creative Writing
Come and see us - just give us a call on 01273 722 353 - we're happy to help you.
Where we are
Opening hours - revised
10.30am - 1.30pm (for people rough sleeping, sofa surfing or in emergency accommodation)
12pm - 1.30pm (for people in supported accommodation)
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 down the alley to the left of The Body Shop.
Please see our 'Contact' page for more information.