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Stopover

Stopover provides a safe home for young women. Most have no family support or positive adult role models and have never had a place to live where they feel safe. Often the young women have suffered years of abuse and trauma, and have not had an adult in their lives that they could trust.

Many of the young women we work with go through our support pathway as their independence grows. This ranges from 24/7 on-site support at one end, through to a one hour per week key work session (with the security of 24-hour on-call support available).

As young women move on from Stopover to live independently, many keep in touch with us due to the fact we have been the only people who have consistently cared about and acted upon their welfare.

Stopover’s nine houses are located across Brighton & Hove, with a new house opening in Worthing soon.

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ABOUT STOPOVER

Stopover works closely with social care and housing services, who refer young women to us. We have excellent working relationships with other relevant services and a reputation for bringing successful results for young women who other services feel unable to accommodate due to their circumstances or behaviour. This is a direct result of our model of trauma-informed support in psychologically informed environments in small properties. We have one highly skilled staff team who build positive and trusting relationships with young women, which lasts throughout their time at Stopover.

Stopover’s nine houses and single staff team give on-going support throughout the transition from 24 hour support to living independently.

We help the young women to address support needs and build the life skills they need such as healthy eating, budgeting, managing drug and alcohol use, mental health issues as well as accessing education and employment which enable them to become a contributing member of the wider society. Staff also support the young women to access external services which will be of help to them.

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Stopover works closely with social care, and housing services who refer young women to us.

We have excellent working relationships with other relevant services and a reputation for bringing successful results for young women who other services feel unable to accommodate due to their circumstances or behaviours. This is a direct result of our model of trauma informed support in psychologically informed environments in small properties. We have one highly skilled staff team who build positive and trusting.

I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t gone to Stopover but it wouldn’t have been a good place. I’m part of a home here, which is so much more than just a room to live in.

Stopover Service User

Living at Stopover literally saved my life. I was in such a state when I moved in, now I am able to look after myself and am moving to my own flat.

Stopover Service User

As young women move on from Stopover to live independently, many keep in touch with us knowing that we have been people who have consistently cared about them and acted upon their welfare.

Stevie, Supported Housing Manager
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MEET STEVIE

With almost thirty years’ experience in developing and managing supported housing Stevie is expert in ensuring support flexes to meet individual needs so young women feel safe and can build the support networks they need both inside and outside of Stopover so they can move on to live independently.

If you would like to get in touch please feel free to use the contact form, give us call on 01273 322940 or email us at stopover@impact-initiatives.org.uk