Youth Winners 2018

Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation Service 2018

Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation Service (WFN) based in Kidderminster offers a holistic service to young people (YP) aged 16-25 who are or are threatened with homelessness; chiefly this service consists of emergency accommodation through volunteer hosts. In addition to providing emergency accommodation, WFN runs a mediation service to enable families to talk, quite often youth homelessness is due to relationship breakdown. Prevention work is also carried out through a school education programme and through a partnership with local youth agencies a youth hub is delivered, providing a one stop shop for any young person in crisis.
There are no other organisations in the local area providing the same services as WFN, and if the charity didn’t exist, its frontline services as well as prevention work would disappear.