Winter Shelter to help local homeless people

9 October 2015

Transform Housing & Support has now secured a venue for our 2016 winter shelter, helping homeless people to get off the streets this winter.

We will again be running a winter shelter from January to March 2016, providing an essential lifeline during the coldest and wettest time of year. The shelter will be open to homeless people from Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne and will provide basic accommodation and meals for homeless people who would otherwise be sleeping rough. 

The shelter will offer 10 beds; eight for men and two for women. The project will run seven days a week, from 5 January to 31 March 2016. 

The project will be run in partnership with Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne Borough Councils and the Rentstart charities from the three boroughs, plus other local partners. People will need to be referred to the shelter and assessed before they can be offered a bed.

Transform’s 2015 winter shelter received 48 referrals in 12 weeks, which was equivalent to one homeless person every two days. We know there is a real need for a dedicated service to help local people who find themselves homeless during the winter months.

Even in an affluent area such as Surrey, homeless people end up sleeping on the streets or living in a tent or vehicle. During the winter, this can lead to serious health problems and can even be fatal.

How you can help

Please help us to get homeless people off the streets this winter…

  • Make a donation
    We need to raise £25,000 towards the costs of setting up and running this essential project – make a donation online
  • Collect goods and supplies
    We are looking for donations of good and supplies for the shelter – contact us for a full list
  • Volunteer at the shelter
    We will need volunteers to help us set up and run the project – please contact us for details

For more details please call 01372 387100 or email comms@transformhousing.org.uk 

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