Winter Shelter update

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to run a shelter as part of the Inn Churches Winter Shelter programme this year. St John’s Clayton has been fundraising in support of the Inn Churches’ initiative to purchase and maintain Urban Emergency Sleep Pods, which aim to offer overnight accommodation to individuals who found themselves homeless and in desperate short-term need of shelter. 

As a result of the generosity of so many in church and the wider community, the magnificent sum of £1,000 has been raised! A big thank you to all who made donations or worked in any way towards achieving this fantastic result.

The two pods originally purchased by Inn Churches are currently stationed in the grounds of Discovery House in Bradford and have been fully used. There are plans to purchase a further two, such is the need in Bradford, where a rise in homelessness is another devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We hope that by December 2021/January 2022 we'll be in a position to host a Winter Shelter at St John's Clayton once more. For now, thank you again for supporting our Urban Emergency Sleep Pods appeal; you will have helped to make a difference in the lives of many vulnerable, homeless individuals this winter.