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“A Bed for the Night” was run, until Coronavirus restrictions, as a winter months only night shelter run by local churches in Reading Berkshire, led by Faith Christian Group.
As of 2021 we are instead operating a daytime COVID safe “HUB” facility for people in temporary accommodation such as B&B’s, to give them somewhere to go during the day where they can be warm and have things to do as well as a midday meal.
Started in January 2015, the scheme uses a rota of local church venues, each providing a team of volunteers
There is a dedicated co-ordinator for the project, funded by FCG
Camp beds, duvets and pillows are moved from venue to venue each day
a hot evening meal is served
plus various activities on offer, TV, internet, table games, books
Toilet and washing facilities are provided
Guest lists are supplied daily by the St Mungos outreach team
All NEW volunteers undergo TRAINING to ensure the safety of all involved