Our Emergency Night Shelter aims to take people off the street, feed and clothe them, and set them on the path to more permanent accommodation.
Call the Shelter on 01522 883 703 8am to 4pm or 01522 504 588 8.30pm to 8am
Based on Monks Road, our Night Shelter offers direct access emergency accommodation for those who are extremely vulnerable, homeless or sleeping rough. Last year we met the needs and of nearly 300 individuals.
The Night Shelter is open for 365 days a year from 8.30pm at night to 8am the following morning. We provide support in a number of ways:
- Free evening meal and breakfast
- A bed in dormitory style accommodation
- Access to showers and laundry facilities
- Assistance with Housing Benefit and the Department for Work & Transport
- Basic supplies e.g. footwear and toiletries
- Support services, e.g. a wellbeing assessment
- Signposting to external services e.g Addaction and Local Authority Housing
- A dedicated housing support worker to ensure that you move on as soon a reasonably possible to more appropriate accommodation that will meet your housing and support needs.
If you attend the Nomad Centre you with be subject to a thorough risk assessment to ensure that you are in a fit state to access the service and that it is also safe for you our staff and other service users.
We are often approached by members of the public concerned about people they see and meet who are in crisis often living on the street. If you are living on the street or know someone who needs help and support you can call us 01522 883 703 from 8am to 4pm or call 01522 504 588 from 9pm to 8am. We will do our best to advise and point you in the right direction.
How can you help?
Often our immediate response to seeing someone living on the streets is to put our hand in our pocket and give them whatever spare change we find. This is understandable response, but it is not always be the best thing to do. National figures show that there is an increasing number of individuals that are begging for a living but at the end of the day they return to their homes happy and content.
If you see someone sleeping rough or begging, we would suggest that you offer to buy them something to eat or drink. If they accept your offer, buy them a coffee or a sandwich and take it to them. You may even want to chat to them for a little while. By offering them food and drink instead of money you are still being compassionate and helping to alleviate their hunger and thirst, but at the same time you are not feeding potentially destructive behaviours.
We would urge everyone to be compassionate, but to be responsible at the same time.
Where can you find us?
Monks Road Emergency Access Shelter
15a Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HL
Telephone: 01522 883 703