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Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters

From December to March, seven churches will be open one night a week each.

They will provide 20 guests with an evening meal, a warm bed, and breakfast.

Volunteers are needed to cover evening, overnight and breakfast shifts, and to drive a minibus used on 2 (or maybe 3) evenings/mornings per week to transport guests between central Southend and church that is hosting the shelter that night.

Donations are requested and will go towards the cost of the food, clothes, toiletries, and other essentials for our guests as wellas helping cover the additional utility costs for the host churches.

Who to contact

Address
7 churches across Southend
Contact Name
John Simmons
Contact Position
Co-Ordinator
Telephone
E-mail
shelters@lovesouthend.org

Venue

Notes

We do not want to advertise the venues in case people turn up at the door and are disappointed when they find out that the shelter is full.

Instead we ask that potential guests are advised to go to HARP's Bradbury Centre (in York Road) so they can be assessed and referred to the Night Shelters from there.

Opening Times

When is it on

The shelters open at about 19:30.

Depending on the venue, guests are asked to leave by 07:30 / 08:00.

 

Time of day
Evening

Other Details

Costs

Details

The Shelters are free to the guests.

Availability

Age Ranges
Over 18
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We ask that potential guests are advised to go to HARP's Bradbury Centre (in York Road) so they can be assessed and referred to the Night Shelters from there.

Other notes

If the Co-Ordinator cannot be reached, please try to contact the Deputy Co-Ordinator (Nina Alleyne)
           at: deputyshelters@love southend.org,
           or on 07539 220158. 

Please note that we are not set up to be a "Community Cafe". Most of the shelters will only be able to provide a maeal and bed to people who are homeless or rough sleeping (i.e. living on the streets) and have been referred to us by HARP (see above). 

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  •  Record created: 04 Nov 2019

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