OPENING TIMES FOR GUESTS:
Friday December 24th
We will open at 10am for the usual services but overnight sleeping will be restricted to about 40 men and 15 women. Some bed spaces will be reserved for overnight emergencies.
Saturday 25th December
We will open for 24 hours with overnight sleeping as above.
Sunday 26th December
We will open until 8pm with no overnight sleeping.
Monday 27th December
We will open from 9am for breakfast and other services till 8pm with no overnight sleeping
Tuesday 28th December
We will open from 9am for breakfast and other services till 8pm with no overnight sleeping.
* We will not open to guests on Wednesday 29th December.
We are usually a Shelter that is open for 24 hours a day on 4 days and nights during Christmas week.
We provide 3 hot meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day, showers, entertainment, companionship and services such as footcare, hairdressing, massage and housing advice.
We welcome anyone over 16 regardless of gender including gender reassignment, race, religion, sexual orientation, language or any history of substance misuse, mental, physical or learning disability or involvement with the criminal justice system. All we ask is that you show respect to fellow guests and volunteers and comply with our rules of behaviour that are designed to keep everyone safe.
St George's Hub, Great Hampton Row, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 3JG
Please note that St George’s is in Great Hampton Row which leads off Great Hampton Street. The entrance is through the car park on Unett Street.
Nearby Bus Routes : 52, 16, 74, 16, 16W, 7.
Saint Paul's Metro Tram Station
Typically we welcome between 50 and 150 guests on a daily basis with about half of them sleeping overnight and we have about 50 volunteers on each shift. This will include a good mix of regular and new faces amongst both the guests and volunteers.
Guests may be homeless, hungry, wet, cold, lost, in poverty or just seeking somewhere to go at Christmas that is welcoming. We also welcome four-legged visitors as long as they are on leads and accompanied by a two-legged guest.
For the safety and comfort of our guests and volunteers, we employ a professional security team to manage any trouble.
They search all people coming into the building for weapons and mind-altering substances - guests, volunteers and people dropping off donations. If necessary, the trustees will provide secure storage for prescribed medication.
Our security team has advanced first aid training so together with the trustees and paramedics can provide help with most medical emergencies.
They are a fantastic team who have worked with us for years and know many of our guests. They enjoy the Shelter as much as we do and really are part of the family.