Northampton’s ambitious, multi agency Rough Sleepers Strategy, ‘Together we change lives - ending the need for people to sleep rough in Northampton’ was launched on 13 July 2016.
One of the 10 priorities in the strategy was to turn the former British Rail Sports & Social Club in St Andrew’s Road, Northampton into an emergency nightshelter that will keep homeless people safe, warm and dry.
With the help of local residents, groups, organisations and businesses, we transformed this run-down building into a nightshelter.
How you can help
We are looking for volunteers who can:
> Help with the day-to-day operation of the nightshelter, on a regular rota basis, by providing residents of the nightshelter with advice, support and practical help or, if you would prefer, help with the refreshments, administration, laundry, etc.
We are also always grateful for donations of:
> Good quality furniture, furnishings and electrical goods
> Money (to purchase mattresses, bedding and other essential items) using the fundraising page