West London Churches Homeless Concern (WLCHC)

Winter Night Shelter

Each winter our shelters give 35 homeless people a bed for the night, dinner, breakfast, friendship and dignity. Our caseworkers help our guests get back off the streets for good. This project will double the available bed spaces to 70 each night for 12 weeks starting in early January.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1083203)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£28,181

Donations

64

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • They help people rebuild lives

    — Shelter Guest

  • The Shelter is literally a life saver

    — Shelter Guest

  • If it hadn’t been for the night shelter, I don’t know what I would have done. It’s like a rock for so many of us

    — Shelter Guest

Situation

The need is clear: look in shop doorways at night ... homelessness is on the rise. Last year, 3673 rough sleepers were recorded in London, 2000 of them for the first time. Our shelters are always oversubscribed, and this year all the indications are that more homeless people will seek our help than ever before.

Solution

We will double our bed spaces from 35 to 70 each night, and double our casework capacity to help people find solutions to their homelessness. We will offer companionship and dignity. We will help our guests rebuild their lives.