Night shelter arrangements

Volunteers needed

Become a severe weather emergency shelter volunteer

We require volunteers with a desire to help and improve the lives of those who are homeless and rough sleeping.

You will be part of a team that supports rough sleepers by:

  • Providing an emergency shelter when forecasts predict severe weather for three consecutive nights
  • Preparing a light supper and breakfast
  • Being available throughout the night (team members alternate between sleeping/awake) while rough sleepers are bedded down and asleep

Each volunteer must complete an application form, provide proof of ID and supply names of suitable references. All relevant training will be provided.

Contact Cheska Asman for further information - 01636 655 643 / cheska.asman@nsdc.info

Night shelter arrangements

When outside temperatures are set to drop below 0C degrees on three consecutive nights or more the Severe Weather emergency shelter will be opened in Newark to offer rough sleepers a place to stay.

We work in partnership with Barnby Gate Methodist Church to ensure that the Methodist Church in Newark will open up as a temporary night shelter for homeless people who will be given supper, a camp bed to sleep on and breakfast the following morning.

When the shelter opens all of our partner organisations such as the police, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and supported housing organisations are informed as well as a poster being place outside the Church.

If you need, or know of somebody who needs to make use of the service please call us on 01636 650000.

Offering help and advice

Individuals using the shelter will receive advice and support from us in an effort to prevent them from returning to the streets.

Visit our statutory homelessness page if you require homelessness advice or support at times when the shelter is not open.

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
Newark
Notts
NG24 1BY

01636 650000

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