At any time of the year our doors are open at 8am to welcome in the men and women who need a place of shelter and somewhere that they can feel safe for a few hours. If you are housed, you can probably only imagine how it would feel not to have hot water on tap for a quick shower or a luxurious soak in the bath and a kitchen where you can cook a nice hot meal. And just think about not having a sofa or favourite armchair to slump in while you watch your favourite programme It's easy to take it all for granted, until it isn't there any more.
Zofia and our staff team take great pride and pleasure in making the Day Centre as welcoming and comfortable as possible so for a while at least, the men and women who come through our doors, can relax before their next night on the streets. It's about grabbing what sleep you can in a shop doorway, a car park or somewhere out of the wind and rain and out of sight of people who would give you a beating 'just for a laugh.'
We are continually working with our clients and partner agencies to find accommodation for those without a roof over their heads. Not a quick fix as you can imagine but a joy when a home becomes available and the key to the front door is handed over!
Have you been following Will & Ryan's travels to raise £25k for Homeless Care? They are sleeping rough all the way - from UK and heading for India. They are already in Italy. Check their progress on Youtube! youtu.be/4rRpwnBfig0
Huge thanks to both for doing this for all our homeless and vulnerable men and women clients - you are stars!