On 1st November we will be adding another 20 bed spaces which street homeless people will be able to use over the winter months. This will have a significant impact on the level of visible rough sleeping in the city centre.
The Safesleep Hostel will operate next door to the existing Manvers St Hostel in the basement of the Baptist Church and will run until at least 28th February. There will also be extra specialist outreach staff encouraging rough sleepers to move off the streets.
In addition to providing a safe alternative to rough sleeping this facility will also allow Julian House staff to engage more effectively with clients and in turn provide better prospects for moving them on into sustainable accommodation.
Core funding for the service has been provided by central government.