Sussex Homeless Support’s ‘Mobile Night Shelter’ will travel to Windsor this weekend, with the team’s aim being to take the fantastic work they’ve done for the homeless population of Brighton to Windsor.
This plan has come as a result of reports in recent months that homeless people have been treated particularly unfairly in the run up to the Royal Wedding, when the eyes of the world will all firmly be set on the Queen’s dwelling. The treatment of homeless people in Windsor was primarily brought to light when a Windsor Councillor called homelessness in the city an “epidemic” on Twitter and called for police to crack down on rough sleepers, which has been met by much outcry, both locally and nationally.
The Brighton based bus was first renovated, and set up as the ‘Mobile Night Shelter’ at the end of 2017, and is open every night with an upstairs sleeping area, as well as a seating area and bathroom downstairs. Run by trained volunteers, the bus has been full every night since it first opened, and a offers a safe place for homeless men and women to sleep.
During the bus’s stay in Windsor it will provide hot drinks and food to the city’s homeless community, as well as offer support. Over the weekend, members of Brighton’s homeless community will join the current team of volunteers in manning the bus. They will travel down to Windsor on Friday, and be back in Brighton by Sunday for theit weekly street kitchen at the Clock Tower.
According to Sussex Homeless Support, a local charity that aims to have zero food poverty and 100% support for people in Brighton, they work very closely with Brighton council and police, and are hoping for the same in Windsor.
To find out more about Brighton’ ‘Mobile Night Shelter’ or the fantastic work that Sussex Homeless Support do, visit their Facebook page and please visit their donations page if you are able to financially support the charity in any way.