The Canterbury Community Shelter (CCS) returned for its 8th year of running, opening its doors from 1st December 2017 until 28th February 2018.
During this time, 51 different clients made use of a combined 1234 overnight bed spaces in local church halls.
We are delighted to announce that during this period 39% of those who stayed in the shelter were able to find a more permanent form of accommodation.
You can read the full report by clicking here
Campaign Kent CIC Social Policy Report- Please also find a report compiled by Kelly Napier, director at Campaign Kent (and a Catching Lives trustee) with detailed case studies of some of the situations, for example hospital discharge to street homelessness, that our shelter guests faced this winter, and also an analysis of the data collected (and how it compares to last year).
This can be downloaded here
Thank you to everyone who supported us, including our volunteers, the seven church venues, all who undertook fundraising, and all who donated items, for helping us make the shelter a success and for your part in helping some of the most vulnerable people in our community find accommodation, or at least find shelter and safety during the 3 months.