The Winter Night Shelter helps the homeless in Peterborough by offering a bed for the night to up to 8 homeless people each night. During their stay they will receive a warm dinner, breakfast and washing facilities, as well as warm bed with fresh linen. The homeless guests will get the chance to speak to the volunteers on the project and gain support from these volunteers and the project workers to help them improve their current situations and move forward with their lives, into more permanent accommodation.
And the results speak for themselves; Across 2019/20 the Winter Night Shelter started in Nov 2019 and ended on the 26th March due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. During this time hundreds of volunteers donated 7581 hours of their time and 867 beds were freely given. We welcomed 57 people from off the streets during the project and 49 people realised a successful move on into a further accommodation. The Winter Night Shelter works in partnership with different church centres, from different denominations, supporting them to open their doors. Across the 2019/20 winter season 15 amazing church communities opened their doors to work together to show love and kindness, an amazing story of different groups and communities to help those with some of the most tragic life stories.
If you or your church would like to get involved with the next Winter Night Shelter project then please contact us to confirm your interest. However, if you would like to donate any amount to support this project, which runs solely on funding, donations and volunteers, we would be extremely grateful. Every penny really does count!