We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the shelter.
Our shelter continues to run successfully. Opening every evening approximately 6pm – 9am at various ‘host’ organisations across Leeds where our guests receive a warm welcome, evening meal, bed and breakfast. Our Shelter provides a warm welcoming place of safety and sanctuary to our guests for whom for the majority of them the only alternative would be sleeping out on the streets. Since we opened at the end of July we have provided accommodation to 21 individual men, and for most of this time the shelter has been full with no vacancies.
Months of preparation were involved in enlisting the help of people from the Parish of Saint John Henry Newman Leeds and most of our neighbouring Churches and some further afield, together with people with no Church connection, to make the Night Shelter week a magnificent community event.
During the last ‘season’ from 29th October 2018 to 28th May 2019 our volunteer organisations provided 1692 nights of accommodation to 25 individuals. Sadly there is still a need for accommodation for homeless asylum seekers and it looks like this need will be there for the foreseeable future. This year we will be re-opening the […]