Volunteers at St Peter’s shelter are providing a safe place to stay for rough sleepers this winter

Hot drinks and a warm bed for the night is on offer to the county’s homeless at St Peter’s church hall this winter.

Rough sleepers are greeted with a warm welcome from the team of wardens and volunteers.

Located in St Peter’s Square, Hereford, the accommodation offers beds for up to 16 men and 3 women, and provides a safe alternative to rough sleeping during the coldest months. 

Temporary residents are also offered access to clean dry clothing, showers and washing machines.

The shelter is open from 9pm to 8am each day until the 17 March 2019.  Beds are available on a first come first served basis and no referrals are necessary.

Herefordshire Council’s Rough Sleeper Team provide early morning visits each day to offer housing advice and assistance to anyone using the service.

For more information about the shelter contact Herefordshire Council’s Rough Sleeper Outreach Service on 01432 261600 or visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/Homeless

Councillor Paul Rone, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said:

“Thank you to the volunteers at St Peter’s shelter who offer safe overnight accommodation to people living on the streets at this time of year.

“These volunteers are an admirable example of the hundreds of people across the county who give their spare time to help others and provide support to vulnerable members of the community.”

Published: Wednesday, 30th January 2019