Thanet Winter Shelter, Ramsgate, Kent


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THE THANET WINTER SHELTER OPENS ON 1st December 2017 to 28th February 2018

The Thanet Winter Shelter exists to provide a range of welfare and accommodation services for rough sleeping homeless people across Thanet; seeking to bring new hope and new opportunity to rebuild damaged lives. In an atmosphere of unconditional love and compassion we seek to offer acceptance and respect to all. To help homeless people move on to find appropriate accommodation by providing practical support such as food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, assistance finding employment and training as well as building relationships, listening and caring.

The Thanet Winter Shelter will run for 1st December 2017 for 13 weeks until 28th February 2018.

As a Christian organisation we are dedicated to serving people of all faith groups and beliefs or none. We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental. We recognise the support and help other local agencies and projects offer, and seek to work together to achieve the best outcomes for those who access our shelter.

Approved Referral Agencies

The Thanet Winter Shelter is a referral only shelter. This means that all guests must be known to and referred by one of the approved referral agencies:

●  Thanet District Council Housing Options Team
●  Porchlight
●  Kent Police
●  Aspire Project

How the shelter works

If you, or someone you know, needs to use the Thanet Winter Shelter please consider that guests must:

●  be rough sleeping or street homeless;
●  be willing to engage other services for support;
●  be 18 years +;
●  not have a pet with them;
●  be able to manage own behaviour;
●  be no risk to others; and
●  known to one of the Thanet Winter Shelter Referral Agencies

Priority will be given to those who can evidence an established connection to Thanet. Vulnerability will be taken into consideration during assessment for allocation of bed space on the day.

Please direct those who need to use the Thanet Winter Shelter to one of the referral agencies.

Self-referrals or referrals from other than the approved referral agencies will not be considered.

Please get in touch if you feel you can help us