Derby Churches Night Shelter started in winter 2013 in response to a severe cut in funding for homeless beds by Derby City Council announced in April 2013.
Volunteer training for this winter is underway. Sessions for new volunteers have now taken place. If you are still interested in being involved, click to see opportunities of how you might help and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability. If you are a returner, we are also running an extended programme of training which all can dip into as you wish (click for details).
Working together to meet the urgent need for safe overnight accommodation for Derby's street homeless, seven church venues in or near the city centre will each open one night per week in rotation. Volunteers will provide a warm welcome and a substantial meal to 35 guests. Paid overnight staff will then take over as guests sleep in sleeping bags on mattresses on the church floor. For details of times & venues click here).
If you would be interested in supporting this project, in volunteering or need accommodation, please contact email@example.com