What we do

We provide vital practical and emotional support so that young people who are homeless can move from crisis to stability.

Help in a crisis and a path out of homelessness.

The Clock Tower Sanctuary is the only drop-in day centre for homeless 16-to-25 year olds in the city. Based in central Brighton, it's a place where young people who have nowhere to call home can feel safe and 'just be'. We listen and respond to what they need and treat everyone as an individual. We know that no young person chooses to be homeless. 

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Crisis support - when young people arrive here they can be a state of distress. We meet their immediate needs providing a freshly-cooked, healthy meal, clean clothes and a hot shower. Last year, we provided more than 1,500 showers and our volunteers cooked hundreds of hot lunches.

Building trust and confidence - we run weekly activities and workshops which help our clients to build their self-esteem and gain new life skills including yoga, fitness, table tennis, men's group and women's group, CV writing, healthy eating, anger management and budgeting.  

One to one support - every young person who arrives at our day centre has their own unique set of circumstances. We work together with our clients to access the services they need, such as seeing a doctor or getting registered for benefits. 

Partnership working - as a small charity, we collaborate with lots of other organisations in the city and aim to make sure that any young person who is homeless or insecurely housed, knows about us and feels welcome to come and see us for help. 

Finding stabilty - we provide support and encouragement to help young homeless people to get their lives back on track. We help them to find accomodation and look for training or work. 

Last year, we had 3,984 visits from young people who had nowhere to call home.

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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