Why do we do it?

we believe that it is wrong that anyone should have to sleep rough in an affluent town

however we know that many rough sleepers are happy to cope outdoors most of the year it is the cold winter months that hit hardest

a permanent night shelter can be a problem as it might become full of people who simply never move on

a temporary – winter months only – provision in various venues

removes any sense of permanence
removes the overheads of a permanent building
spreads the burden of provision
allows for flexibility

one of the major positive benefits is that we provide a place where other agencies such as St Mungos can meet with those who would otherwise be rough sleeping and work at moving them into permanent accommodation, rehabilitation and recovery programs