Light Project Peterborough
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Garden House

The Garden House offers information, advice and support to the rough sleepers in Peterborough 6 days a week. Our guests can receive much-needed support from housing officers, GPs, drug and alcohol specialists, chiropodist, hairdressers and other professionals that run sessions at The Garden House for people sleeping rough in Peterborough.

The doors to The Garden House, at the heart of Peterborough city centre opened on 8th October 2018 when it was felt that there was a real need to offer additional support to those we were able to help through the Peterborough Winter Night Shelter. Over 1 new person sleeping on the streets comes through our doors per day for information, advice, support and love to help them create the future they dreamed of, but in recent months felt was never possible.

“The gentleness and the openness and the sophistication of the approach, the thoughtfulness of the approach, would certainly put the Garden House right up at the top of the list for good models for this kind of work” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (April 2019)

We have linked up with service providers in Peterborough including City Council housing officers, GPs, hairdressers, chiropodists, employment agencies, alcohol and drugs support specialists and arts therapists. These services visit The Garden House on a regular basis to support people sleeping rough in Peterborough that come through our doors. While there is a few paid staff required to run this project, the project is mainly run by volunteers who are kind enough to donate their time. This is why The Garden House is such a special place, because of the love and free gift of time that the volunteers so willingly give.

The Garden House is a project that really changes the lives of those that come through our doors, because people in the darkest of places are given hope and made to feel valued and supported during some of the biggest challenges they will ever face. We need your help to ensure that we can continue running this project to the very best of our abilities. If you are able to run any sessions for our rough sleepers in Peterborough, can donate your time as a volunteer or you are able to donate financially to keep the Garden House open, please contact us – or donate here.

“Without the help from the Garden House I don’t think I would be here now. I was actually contemplating ending my life. I do not have enough words to say thank you…’”
Paul (ex rough sleeper )

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