Last winter, due to Covid-19, we were unable to run our accommodation in the usual way but supported the government’s ‘Everyone In’ policy by focusing on the provision of welfare support and food provision.
Our Welfare Team enable our guests to recover lost ID, access benefits, access drug and alcohol support services, to obtain housing advice, move on to longer-term accommodation and to ﬁnd work.
Helping people through the pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a heavy impact on people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. We provide help to all kinds of people, including rough sleepers, anyone in emergency accommodation such as hotel rooms, those who are temporarily housed, those concerned they may be at risk of homelessness and others who are vulnerable.
We operate from our base, Unity Park Station (formerly The Old Bus Station), 401 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR.
Food Provision and Community Club
We provide hot meals and food supplies to take away. We also have clothing, sleeping supplies and toiletries available.
On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings we host a Community Club which is open to anyone in the community as a supportive space to find connection. Our friendly volunteers run our free Community Club cafe and provide a listening ear. We have social activities and provide free services such as hairdressing/barbers, mobile GP surgeries, access to well-being therapists and social prescribers. We can also signpost people to specialist services to help them with problems in life. People pop in for a cup of tea and stay for so much more.
Monday: Food Service (10am–2pm)
Tuesday: Community Club (10am–12.30pm)
Wednesday: Community Club (10am–12.30pm)
Thursday: Food Service (10am–2pm)
Friday: Food Service (10am–2pm)
Our welfare team provide emergency accommodation advice and help with ID, opening of bank accounts, access to benefits and other services such as medical care and counselling. They create a personal support plan for each individual to enable them to find longer-term accommodation. In-person appointments can be made with the Welfare team:
Phone: 07549 609427
Please note our welfare services will be unavailable on Thursday 17 June.
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Concerned about someone sleeping rough?
Concerns can be referred to the Winter Night Shelter’s welfare team on 07549 609427 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
StreetLink is a nationwide project whereby members of the public can report incidences of observed rough sleeping and welfare concerns. Street Link will then alert the appropriate agencies to offer support. You can report a rough sleeper to Street Link via their website or calling 0300 500 0914.
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Our Story So Far
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In the Words of Our Guests
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Charity Reference No: 1149480
Registered Company No: 08232340
Registered office: The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TH