BIRMINGHAM CHRISTMAS SHELTER

Offering Food, Warmth, Shelter & Companionship

BIRMINGHAM
CHRISTMAS SHELTER

Offering Food, Warmth, Shelter & Companionship

Shelter Week 2020

The Trustee’s have been keeping a close eye on the pandemic and the potential impact on shelter week 2020. It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the difficult decision that we cannot run shelter week this year.

On 3 July, the Government advised that all night shelters offering accommodation in communal settings should remain closed and given the latest restrictions, that position has not changed due to the health risks they present. 

The safety of our guests and volunteers is our utmost priority and despite best efforts, we cannot see a way to operate shelter week without compromising that principle.
 
Whilst we won’t be open this year, we will start planning for Shelter 2021 so please look out for further information.


What is shelter week?

At Birmingham Christmas Shelter we open our doors 24 hours a day during Christmas week and welcome up to 150 guests daily, providing hot meals and drinks, entertainment, services, emergency clothing and a safe and warm place to sleep. We aim to provide food, warmth, shelter and friendship to our guests, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion, belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

How you can help

We depend entirely on donations and volunteers. Throughout the Christmas period, volunteers are organised into teams under the guidance and support of an Area Team Leader who will ensure things run smoothly and allocate jobs to do. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. Because we are a self-funded charity, the other 51 weeks of the year volunteers participate by helping us with fundraising, running and coming to events and helping plan and organise for the next year!

Do you need help?

We provide people who are currently experiencing homelessness and adults who would otherwise be alone at Christmas, with a free warm, safe place to eat, shower, sleep and enjoy Christmas. If you would like to come and share Christmas with us, you do not need a referral and can just turn up any time of the day or night while we are open and you may also bring your dogs if you wish.  You will receive a warm welcome but must agree to keep to our rules of behaviour that ensure it is a happy, safe place for all.

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Birmingham Christmas Shelter, PO Box 17677, Birmingham, B13 3PS

Registered Charity 1002891

Tel: 07846 299 336
Email enquiry@birminghamchristmasshelter.org


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