At the second UK Network Event, Verena Hutcheson, Homelessness and Housing Pathways Manager Housing Needs at Reading Borough Council shared how they have been supporting those with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF). Quote …….
“Starting in January 2015, Faith Christian Group has been running a Winter Shelter to provide temporary accommodation during January and February. In more recent years, they have received some Government funding to extend this into March. The scheme has a dedicated coordinator and uses a rota of local church venues who provide a team of volunteers. Together, they work to ensure those who enter their doors are met with compassion, given a meal and a bed for the evening. They are then supported in various ways to try and help them come off the streets.”