This winter, various faith and community groups, commissioned by Norwich City Council and managed by Future Projects, are providing overnight shelter for rough sleepers.
The shelter has been kindly provided by Norwich Central Baptist Church.
It offers warm and comfortable beds for verified rough sleepers, referred by Pathways. A referral process is in place to make sure the shelter accommodates people that have a level of needs that can be met, volunteers and guests are not exposed to unknown risks and to improve engagement with services.
Clients who use the shelter will be encouraged to engage with the Pathways service, as its aim is to find people more permanent accommodation.
Volunteers will receive training in safeguarding, boundaries and de-escalating situations, and will require a DBS check. You will be asked to specify your availability.
The shelter runs between November and March.
Contact Future Projects to find out more and apply to volunteer.