Winter Shelter

Volunteers say:

"Helping in the last few years has been very rewarding, helping others less fortunate than myself be safe, have a bed for the night and food"

"A wonderful experience"

A client said:

"You don't get paid? Why do you do it"?
Hope4 Winter Shelter Logo

Telephone: 01788 572456
Email: administration@hope4.org.uk

We believe that the risks and challenges of sleeping rough during the winter period are huge especially health and personal safety. No one should have to take them. Our Night Shelter aims to mitigate these.

Since 2011 we have partnered with sever Rugby churches (Dec to March inc.) to provide rough sleepers with a safe place to sleep and a hot evening meal and breakfast. Each church offers this hospitality on a one night a week rota.

Those who use the Winter Shelter have to be clients at the Hope Centre first as it is not a ‘just turn up’ approach. Everyone must also be risk assessed in advance for everyone’s safety.

Our Winter Shelter partners are:

Due to COVID 19, we had to close our Night Shelters on 20th March 2020. However, as part of the Governments programme of ‘Everyone In’ and through our work locally with Rugby Borough Council, all of our clients were accommodated.

Because of the continued pandemic, Night Shelters are not permitted in winter 20/21. Fortunately, many of our clients are still in accommodation provided under the ‘Everyone In’ scheme. However, in the summer we and several churches explored the potential of providing daily hot lunches throughout the winter period for what was then around 17 clients in the No Recourse to Public Funds category.

Our staff have worked hard through the summer and autumn to significantly decreased the number of people in this category as having recourse to public funds not only give access to benefits but also legal employment and housing. The one or two people who are still in this category can access food at the Centre each day. However, the churches are on standby should the situation change.

In winter 2019-20 we had...

clients who spent at least one night in the Winter Shelter. They were aged from 22 to 68.
bed nights used, but we had capacity for more.
volunteers who gave 1260 hours of volunteer time per month.
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Winter Shelter

Volunteers say:

"Helping in the last few years has been very rewarding, helping others less fortunate than myself be safe, have a bed for the night and food"

"A wonderful experience"

A client said:

"You don't get paid? Why do you do it"?
Hope4 Winter Shelter Logo

Telephone: 01788 572456
Email: administration@hope4.org.uk

We believe that the risks and challenges of sleeping rough during the winter period are huge especially health and personal safety. No one should have to take them. Our Night Shelter aims to mitigate these.

Since 2011 we have partnered with sever Rugby churches (Dec to March inc.) to provide rough sleepers with a safe place to sleep and a hot evening meal and breakfast. Each church offers this hospitality on a one night a week rota.

Those who use the Winter Shelter have to be clients at the Hope Centre first as it is not a ‘just turn up’ approach. Everyone must also be risk assessed in advance for everyone’s safety.

Our 19/20 Winter Shelter partners:

Due to COVID 19, we had to close our Night Shelters on 20th March 2020. However, as part of the Governments programme of ‘Everyone In’ and through our work locally with Rugby Borough Council, all of our clients were accommodated.

Because of the continued pandemic, Night Shelters are not permitted in winter 20/21. Fortunately, many of our clients are still in accommodation provided under the ‘Everyone In’ scheme. However, in the summer we and several churches explored the potential of providing daily hot lunches throughout the winter period for what was then around 17 clients in the No Recourse to Public Funds category.

Our staff have worked hard through the summer and autumn to significantly decreased the number of people in this category as having recourse to public funds not only give access to benefits but also legal employment and housing. The one or two people who are still in this category can access food at the Centre each day. However, the churches are on standby should the situation change.

In winter 2019-20 we had...

clients who spent at least one night in the Winter Shelter. They were aged from 22 to 68.
bed nights used, but we had capacity for more.
volunteers who gave 1260 hours of volunteer time per month.
Play Video