We run Winter Night Shelters for the homeless in Bracknell and Wokingham.
The Bracknell Night Shelter is now closed until next winter.
Wokingham Night Shelter is now closed.
The Bracknell Night shelter is closed until next winter. Over 80 homeless were helped through the coldest months of last winter
A total of 26 homeless people used the first ever winter night shelter in Wokingham which was open in January and February. The shelter was a two-month pilot project co-ordinated by the Pilgrim Hearts Trust and it closed on Saturday February 29th. It’s hoped that a shelter will open again next winter and for a longer period of time.
The Bracknell Night Shelter provides a friendly welcome, tea and coffee and a place to rest. An evening meal is served by volunteers about 8.30 pm and everyone is expected to retire to bed not later than 10pm.
Normally games and activities will be available and clothing will be available at some churches. All will have supplies of new underclothes and socks. Churches taking part endeavour to provide washer/ dryer facilities on site.
The Night Shelter is open to those who can produce a pass allowing them entry. Food is not available to casual visitors.
The Night Shelter is alcohol and drugs free. It does not allow weapons, violence or threatening behaviour towards any one present. Bags may be searched, if it is suspected that alcohol etc. may be present. All bags must be handed in for safe keeping until the guest leaves in the morning.
If guests leave the premises, they will not be re-
There will be a security manager on guard and those who break the above rules will be liable to summary expulsion.