Can you help in project to give homeless somewhere to sleep?

Thank you evening for Inn Churches volunteers at Zauche restaurant, Halifax. With project co-ordinator Jeff Heaton, far right, and Christians Together founder David Fawcett, second from right.
Thank you evening for Inn Churches volunteers at Zauche restaurant, Halifax. With project co-ordinator Jeff Heaton, far right, and Christians Together founder David Fawcett, second from right.
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A temporary night shelter for the homeless will return to Halifax during some of the coldest months of the year.

Inn Churches will offer men and women sleeping rough on the streets a warm bed throughout January, February and March 2015.

The project, ran by Christians Together Calderdale, aims to help source more permanent accommodation for the homeless people they provide shelter to.

Last year, the project secured permanent accommodation for 75 per cent of those who slept at the various Halifax shelters.

Christians Together trustee Dave Fawcett, said: “Out of 39 people who stayed with us 29 were found permanent accommodation. That is a truly amazing result. We hope to achieve the same and more in the next project.”

The success of the project was largely due to overwhelming public support through volunteering at the centres based at locations including the Salvation Army and The Basement Project.

Volunteers helped with duties including cooking, befriending and mentoring service users and overnight supervision.

If you would like to pledge your support to the social project that aims to empower vulnerable men and women to lead independent and fulfilling lives, attend the charity’s Volunteer Evening at Ebenezer Church, St James Road, Halifax, on Tuesday November 11 at 7.30pm.

Project co-ordinator Jeff Heaton, said: “Inn Churches changed people’s lives last year - not only for the people who were found new homes but also for the many volunteers who see things from a different perspective now.”

For more information contact Jeff Heaton on 07975 718 093 or email jeff@christianstogether.org.uk or see the project’s facebook page ‘Inn-Churches homeless shelter Calderdale’