Our Winter Shelter runs between the winter months of November to March providing an essential lifeline to rough-sleeping individuals. This season 2016/17 we have opened a second winter shelter venue increasing the number of bed spaces to an average of 37 in order to meet the increased demand.
Individual needs are assessed at Emmanuel House where people, if necessary, are referred to this temporary accommodation provided in local church halls. Support Centre staff continue to work with individuals through the day to find ‘move-on’ and permanent accommodation.
The shelter provides emergency shelter, acceptance, physical and emotional support, and encouragement in making positive changes in the lives of our guests including securing long term accommodation solutions. Winter Shelter operates across five different church halls and is operated by a team of coordinators, project workers and volunteers managed by Emmanuel House.
Anyone over the age of 18 can access our services regardless of their personal characteristics or cultural identity. Find out more about volunteering here.
Find out more about last season in the winter-shelter-report-2015-16-2