StreetLink exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them.
Caerphilly Churches Night Shelter
Caerphilly Churches Night Shelter is again operational within the Caerphilly county borough and will be opening its doors on the 2 January 2020 and will run until 31 March 2020.
Visit the Caerphilly Churches Night Shelter Website
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Caerphilly Churches Night Shelter (PDF)
In partnership with 9 churches across the Caerphilly county borough, rough sleepers will again be offered a safe place to stay, with warm food and a friendly environment. Not only will it help us safeguard some of the most vulnerable in our society, but extensive support will be offered to those engaging in the scheme. All referred cases will be monitored and assessed by the Housing Advice Team to minimise risk and to ensure a variety of support needs are offered.
Stephen Dwyer our Rough Sleeper Coordinator from Cornerstone Support Services Limited will meet with all referred rough sleepers and discuss the projects aims and make an independent recommendation regarding risk management. Stephen will attend each night shelter and support the teams on any possible issues with guests and will offer support to the volunteers. Cornerstone Support Services Limited will work with all guests to improve their housing options during their stay within the night shelter and work alongside the authorities Homeless Officers to help secure housing.
If you know of any rough sleepers in the Caerphilly county borough, you can contact Stephen directly on his mobile 07946 537793 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice. Alternatively you can refer the applicant to the Housing Advice Centre at Ty Gilfach or they can contact the team on 01443 873552.
Anyone wishing to attend Caerphilly Churches Night Shelter will need to complete a referral form which can be emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed on 01443 873588.
Please be advised that this is not a drop in service and without a referral the person will not gain entry. There will also be certain individuals due to “risk” or “previous convictions” who will not be accepted into the night shelter.