Support for church night shelters

Church Homeless Trust has extended its funding to temporary night shelters opened by churches.

As the number of homeless people on our streets continues to grow, temporary church and community shelters often fill the gaps left by existing services.

These shelters usually run over night for roughly five months a year, from October to March.

They provided emergency accommodation to nearly 3,000 people over the winter of 2016/17.

This can keep rough sleepers alive in the winter months. Shelters also provide advice and support which can help people to find a home and get their life back on track.

Church Homeless Trust will fund grants that help people in these shelters to get back on their feet.

As rough sleeping worsens across the country, we look forward to supporting these churches to save and transform lives.