By a County Press reporter
Monday, March 11, 2013
Snow drifting across Broad Lane, Thorley. Picture courtesy of Rachel Holmes via Twitter.
AN OVERNIGHT shelter for the homeless will be open tonight (Monday) and tomorrow night.
The shelter at Downside Community and Learning Centre, Furrlongs, Newport, is run by volunteers from the Church of Victorious Life with support from the Isle of Wight Council.
It provides beds, food and drink, bathing and laundry facilities and will be open from 7pm to 8am.
It is open to anyone who would otherwise be spending the night on the street.
For more information about housing support contact the Isle of Wight Council housing team at County Hall or in an emergency out of hours, call Wightcare on 01983 821105.
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by sue allen
11th March 2013, at 18:45:51
Perhaps they are too busy praying for people with poor grammar.
by GLEN MANEY
11th March 2013, at 17:02:22
Again it's better than nothing at all.It's a shame that the 'Government' don't supply the funding and we have to rely on charity to put a basic roof over people's heads,but that 2013 Britain I guess.Well done the Church of Victorious Life anyway.
by alan naylor
11th March 2013, at 14:42:08
So many people go to church every Sunday and do nothing for nobody at all
by david walker
11th March 2013, at 13:46:45
Of course they dont need shelter when its raining or minus5 only when its snowing ????
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