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 friendly place where you can relax and do day-to-day things that can be tough when you don't have a place to call home like cooking, showering and laundry.

We can also support you with things 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.

We are based in central Brighton and open 6 days a week - Monday to Saturday - and offer lots of practical help:

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Bathrooms

We have showers, clean towels and toiletries available for use between 10am-2pm.

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Washing machines 

You can do your laundry during and get some warm, clean clothing.

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A fully-stocked kitchen

A hot lunch is made here every day and you can make your own meals too. We can also help with a food parcel if you need one. 

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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.

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Daily activities

We run a different activity every day like music, massage, yoga, fitness and more. Scroll down the page to see what's on.  

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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."

- Ivan, aged 23

Things to do

We have lots of activities and classes at the day centre. They're free, so if you want to give them a go just come in during the morning and sign up:

  • Monday 2pm - 3.30pm - Music workshop
  • Tuesday 2pm - 4pm - Room to Rant (spoken word)
  • Wednesday 12pm - 2pm - Massage
  • Wednesday 2pm – 3pm - Yoga
  • Thursday 2pm -3pm - Table tennis
  • Friday 2pm - 3pm - Men’s group
  • Friday 3pm – 4pm - Women’s group
  • Saturday 11am - 1pm - Film club 
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Come and see us - you don't need an appointment, you can just drop in. If you're nervous or have any questions, give us a call beforehand on 01273 722 353 - we're happy to help you.

Where we are


Day centre entrance for young people

You can find us just off 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.

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. 


Opening Hours

The day centre runs a drop-in service between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday and 11am-3pm on Saturday.

The office is open 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 


Email and phone

Call us on 01273 722 353

Email us - services@thects.org.uk

For general queries and fundraising - info@thects.org.uk