Our nightshelter has run for nearly 30 years as a direct access service, 365 days a year

As well as a bed to sleep in, the shelter has been a place where rough sleepers, often the most vulnerable on our streets, can get warm food, clean clothes, good advice and feel safe.

Our team helps residents find long term, suitable accommodation as well as assisting with any issues which have led them to becoming homeless in the first place.
During Covid The Night Shelter had to adapt to keep people safe and so reduced occupancy from 18 people to 6 and remained open 24 hours a day. This led us to see that moving forward we could transform this service on a more permanent basis to bring a greater sense of safety for rough sleepers and create more suitable housing solutions for people.

Watch this space for more news on how we are progressing this service going into Winter 2021.

What the team say...

It's been a privilege to see many of our clients with no recourse to public funds go from literally having nothing to be in secure housing with an income, a hope and a future.

Outreach Team

The thing I love most about working for KAP is the team that I am in and how everyone looks out for each other, I love that we can pray together as a team when we feel like we have exhausted all visible options and we then see answers.

I have worked closely with one resident who has really struggled with both his physical and mental health since the first day I met him but has recently been prescribed the correct medication finally. He said he  'felt the most hope he had felt in over a year about his future' and was making jokes which he hadn't done before and looked like a new man!

Accommodation Team

Many of those I and my team work with have been through serious trauma both in their home countries and in the UK. Being able to bring hope to them by providing practical and emotional support is a huge privilege. 

Welcoming a new family from Syria has been wonderful. As their support worker I went to meet them at the airport. Journeying with them as they adjust to life in the UK has been an absolute joy.

Refugee and Migrant Services Team

It is such an amazing thing to be part of this team and make a real difference in people's lives.  It is really rewarding when we support vulnerable clients and see their difficult situation change to the better.

Refugee and Migrant Services Team