Inn Churches provides a winter shelter of 12 beds a night for 17 weeks in the coldest months of the year (December to March), in a different partner church each week. The Light Church is delighted to host a week in partnership with Inn Churches.
Unlike many hostels, Inn Churches are able to offer beds to people with ‘no recourse to public funds’ – for instance failed asylum seekers, people who’ve been trafficked, or partners of those with residency rights whose relationships have broken down – as well as those who have recourse to public funds but are not a priority case.
During our week we provide guests with a hot meal each night, a warm bed, and breakfast in the morning. But they also get support: from simple conversations with people who listen, to emotional support.
Inn Churches also work behind the scenes to work with each guest to try and find them longer-term accommodation (work which continues throughout the year).
It takes around 12 volunteers each night to run this provision if you would be interested in volunteering, please contact Harry Thogerson.