‘New Garden House’ Consultation


Where are we? 

Light Project Peterborough (LPP) aims to put the Christian faith into action through its work with the homeless and vulnerable in the City. Working with local partners, its projects include co-ordinating the Peterborough Winter Night Shelter and running the ‘Garden House’ – the access hub for rough sleepers for the ‘Safer Off the Streets’ partnership. 

The ‘Garden House’ project opened in October 2018 on a short-term lease. More than one new person sleeping on the streets comes through its doors each day for information, advice, personal and practical support from its staff, volunteers, and partners (including, amongst others: counselling, employment, hairdressing, health, and housing specialists). Encouraging and valuing guests, identifying and addressing their needs and enabling them to look to the future, is at the heart of the work. 

LPP is seeking to secure planning permission, local/national funding and partner support to develop a ‘New Garden House’ on a new site, which it is hoped could be built and open within the next two years. 

What is the aim of the consultation? 

The aim of the ‘New Garden House’ consultation is: ‘To enable all those with an interest in supporting rough sleepers in Peterborough to comment on how they feel the ‘New Garden House’ could best build on work undertaken to date and, by developing services in partnership, make a significant difference to individuals’ lives and prospects’. 

How is the consultation being undertaken? 

The LPP consultation is an integral part of the extensive work necessary to secure the success of the ‘New Garden House’ project. It is being led on a pro-bono basis by an experienced local consultant. The consultation is being undertaken between May and July 2020 with inputs from: guests, LPP staff & volunteers, key delivery partners and policy makers, LPP supporters and all others concerned with contributing to this vital work. 

How can I share my views? 

Please complete the short questionnaire which you can access via this link: 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cibbdJG0Vka4cUbsGGDNwgOorpbmBDpPlQurQDB8tkJUQk9OWlZWQ0VLQzRHSEVVWjdFOEo5UzNKOS4u The responses you give are strictly confidential but there is an opportunity to express interest in being kept up to date with developments at the end. Please complete the questionnaire by Wednesday 1 July latest after which results will be collated and analysed.