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What we do

Working with an army of volunteers, we provide safe accommodation and a substantial meal for up to 35 guests each night during the coldest months of the year (December-March).

Working in partnership with 7 churches in or near the city centre, we provide a welcoming venue, each opening their doors for one night each week.

As guests bed down for the night in new, warm sleeping bags and blankets, night staff are there to offer support and prayer throughout the night.

Before leaving at 8am the next morning, guests tuck into a healthy breakfast of cereals, toast and fresh fruit. Many are given ongoing support to address their needs.

It costs £137,000 every year to run a winter Nightshelter 

£2 for a hot meal and breakfast

£25 for one person for a night, including 2 meals

£53 for a set of bedding

£80 for all the meals for a night

£853 for all the costs of one nights operation

£11,790 for a month’s overnight staff costs

Why be a Nightshelter Volunteer?

Because anyone can make the wrong choices in life and end up on the streets, my daughter nearly did.  It is great to be able to help others

Jean, Nightshelter volunteer for 4 years

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Useful Information for people in need:

Derby City Soup kitchen locations

How to help a homeless person on the streets

Pay it forward cafes in Derby

Derby Churches Nightshelter locations:

Doors open every night from 8pm to 8am: We provide an evening meal, dessert, hot drinks, companionship, games, support and advice, a safe place to sleep and breakfast in the morning

Monday: Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Irongate. DE1 3GP

Tuesday: Hope Centre, 18 Curzon Street, DE1 1LL

Wednesday: Peartree Baptist Church, 154 Peartree Road DE23 6QD

Thursday Guest Support: This is where we ask the homeless community to engage and where housing solutions are sought - Ozzy Road Baptist Church: Charnwood Street DE1 2GU 0930am-1130am, breakfast provided

Thursday: Ashbourne Rd Church, 94 Ashbourne Rd, DE22 3AG

Friday: New Life Church, Normanton Road. DE23 6UU

Saturday: Ozzy Road Baptist Church: Charnwood Street DE1 2GU

Sunday: St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane DE1 3AX