A charity that helps anyone in need in Norwich’s weekend night time economy


Between 9.30pm - 3.30am on Friday and Saturday nights, if you require the assistance of the SOS Bus please call 07833 505 505.

The SOS Bus was set up after two teenagers were found dead in the river in late 2000, after a night out in the city clubland area. A short while later a third young person was found dead in the toilets of a city nightclub due to alcohol related problems. The age of these youths was from 17-21 years of age.

Following these tragic events it was decided that the city centre needed to be made safer for any person visiting the area.  Following on from these events the SOS Bus was established and was launched in April 2001.

The SOS Bus is a multi-agency initiative to meet the needs of any person in Norwich's clubland at night. It is a first point of contact for those whose well-being is threatened by: inability to get home, illness or injury, emotional distress or other vulnerability."

From November 2008 the SOS Bus has helped over 3,000 people and the Medical Unit has given aid to over 1,000 people. 

The primary purpose of the SOS Bus is to offer immediate assistance to anyone at risk who presents themselves to the SOS Bus.