Winter Shelter update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Inn Churches are unable to run their Winter Shelter programme this year. They continue to support Bradford’s homeless in a number of ways, and have launched a new initiative aimed at providing emergency overnight accommodation for individuals who, for whatever reason, suddenly find themselves having to sleep rough, out in the cold. They have purchased, in association with Humankind, two Urban Emergency Sleep Pods (at £5000 each).

These pods will provide overnight shelter to individuals who find themselves in desperate short term need. In the morning they can be helped to seek longer term solutions via Housing Options and other agencies. Pods are then sanitised for use by the next individual. While disappointed to be unable to host our Winter Shelter this year, St John’s Clayton is supporting fundraising efforts to purchase extra pods to help bring more homeless individuals safely off the streets.

If you would like to donate, there are a number of ways in which you may do so:

  • Online via the Inn Churches donations page 
  • Text POD to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text PODNOINFO to 70085.
  • By bank transfer via mobile apps, sort code 40-13-15 and account number 12045753 with the reference POD.