In April 2018 we were invited by Ipswich Borough Council to meet with staff from the Ministry of Housing Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government – along with a handful of other organisations.
Following that meeting we have worked with the Ministry and the Council to develop a plan that will enable us to open the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter for an additional 8 weeks this winter.
We usually open the shelter in early December. This year we will be opening in mid October. We will run every night until mid March (including throughout Christmas and New Year).
These additional 8 weeks have been made possible because of the loyal commitment of our wonderful volunteers and some funding support from the Ministry (via the Council).
We are excited about this opportunity to provide shelter, hospitality and hope to more people this winter. We will need lots of support from local churches, groups, companies and individuals. If you would like to make a donation towards the shelter please click here.
We will also need more volunteers. If you would like to join our team of volunteers please click here to see how to apply.