Foresters Donate Winter Packs for homeless people in the borough of Conwy


Each year at the onset of Autumn the North Wales branch of the Order of Foresters donate £2500 to help the street homeless  of North Wales through the grips of winter on the streets. They buy various items, sleeping bags, thermal underwear, hats, socks, torches, coats, gloves, scarves, hand warmers and provide a rucksack to pack them into. After some  deliberation  they have this year chosen Sanctuary Cymru to receive and distribute the bags which total forty in number and met with Ian McNeillie on the evening of Tuesday October 6th to hand over the donation. These will be distributed from the Conwy Food Bank new premises Reach Out Centre ROC (former SPYCE) on Rhiw Road Colwyn Bay Foresters

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Sanctuary Trust works with homelessness and homeless related poverty and emergency homeless issues. God's Sanctuary was the vision of Sheila Halsall after seeing the level of homelessness Rochdale and later the homelessness Conwy and the substance misuse such as Drugs and Alcohol. By Providing emergency shelter for the homeless in supported housing services funded mainly through Supporting People we assist other providers such as Shelter homelessness, Petrus and Stepping Stones who are also supporting people through women's and men's hostels and floating support. We also have STEP Emergency overnight provision. With our work in Wales we partner with Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) as they provide financial help for homeless through emergency shelter and their Supporting People funds. There are different kinds of accommodation available but what is needed is good quality supported accommodation with a strong business and development plan. We have also provided consultancy service to help others move closer to an answer to homelessness. Our social enterprise company, Sanctuary Trust Enterprises runs Noah's Ark Play Centre, The Storehouse Charity Shop.