Double Boost to Night Shelter plans
This month we have had two bits of good news.
Firstly, we heard that the Big Lottery, Awards for All programme have granted us £10,000 towards the costs of this coming winter's Night Shelter. Thanks David for doing the work to get this application in.
Then we heard Wiltshire Council had been successful in their bid for £300,000 of central government funds to help reduce the numbers of rough sleepers in Wiltshire towns. Devizes gets a fair slice of this because we had made a good case for a winter Night Shelter in the town.
St. Andrew's Church can now go ahead and make alterations to their premises. Opendoors can draw up a job description for Night Carer and then advertise for two people to job share this post. Volunteers will also be needed to help with cooking and with evening and night shifts.