Weʼve raised £3,130 to Work with those who sleep on the streets of Frome, by establishing a night time place to sleep and continuing to look for local solutions
- Frome, Somerset
- Funded on Friday, 29th March 2019
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Up until this year the nearest Cold Weather shelter has been in Wells some twenty miles away so this shelter in Frome will provide a much needed local service.
Frome has recently seen an increase in people sleeping outside and the community has come together to find a solution for the Winter. Thirty Eight volunteers have received training and will assist with our evening drop in where those who need it will receive warm clothing, hot food links to referral agencies and if needed a warm safe bed for the night.
The third night of below zero temperatures can prove fatal for rough sleepers. When this is predicted by the Met office the cold weather shelter in Frome will open.
Although we are supported by a large team of volunteers, there will be costs involved- we need financial support to have a mobile telephone, admin support, room hires for training, petrol costs, publicity and to provide a 'failproof' system which we hope to take forward next year.
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Feb 13, 2019
Hi I’m sorry I’ve only just heard about this now. What amazing work and I’m so happy I can help in a little way. Keep going!
Feb 11, 2019
This donation is from Ron Kann and is for the auction on Saturday at Frome College
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Alison Barclay, Fair Housing for Frome
Alison Barclay is the Chair of Fair Housing for Frome. This is a CIC (community Interest Company) that is seeking to redress the inequalities in housing provision in the town.