Statement from Hatfield Night Shelter: 14th August 2018

  •         Resolve Charity secures funding to launch an all-year-round night shelter at Queensway House.
  •         Once successfully running, Resolve’s night shelter will replace Hatfield Night Shelter, based at St Luke’s Church, Hatfield.
  •         Celebration to be held at Hatfield House on 10th September open to volunteers, fundraisers, and donors.

14th August 2018, Hatfield:

Hatfield Night Shelter Steering Group today announce that a new, permanent night shelter will open this winter, operating from Queensway House. Local drug and alcohol charity Resolve have secured funding and made plans to redevelop the property. They will operate a shelter with up to 16 beds alongside a ‘pay what you can’ community café, called SPARKS. The new shelter will be run by Resolve, employing two members of staff, but largely staffed by volunteers. It will operate 365 days per year.

Planning permission for the new shelter is in place with hopes to open early this winter. To ensure local homeless people are properly catered for, the existing 9 bed overnight refuge will reopen at St Luke’s Church in Hatfield in November 2018, and will be phased out once the new service is established.

Volunteers and guests at St Luke’s Church will enjoy an upgraded service from last winter, complete with luxury toilets and showers provided by Wadsworth Events, and WiFi.

Chris Welsh, Hatfield Night Shelter’s Steering Group Director said: “The funding secured by Resolve for a 365 service is a fantastic development for some of Hatfield’s most vulnerable people. In order for this to be a success, we need the community to come forward and volunteer their time to help the homeless at both sites.”

Volunteers, fundraisers and donors will be invited to attend an event at Hatfield House on 10th September 2018 to celebrate the success of the previous winter and to discuss the exciting upcoming developments.

To register your interest to volunteer, please email hatfieldshelter@gmail.com, or send a message to Hatfield Night Shelter on Facebook.

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