Winter Shelter

The Winter Shelter is an essential part of our mission in the local community and is made possible thanks to strong strategic partnerships and the commitment of staff and volunteers. It is a safe haven for residents and a place where they feel welcome and have access to the support they need.

The Shelter operates from October to March each year. It has space for 8 people who come through referrals made via the Housing Options team at Calderdale Council. Winter Shelter residents receive 3 meals a day and have access to their own private bedroom, a communal area, washing facilities and laundry facilities.

Work at the Winter Shelter

Each year we recruit extra staff to work alongside our experienced team and help us deliver essential support to people in need during the coldest months of the year. If you would like to apply to work at the Winter Shelter for next winter season please contact us.

Support the Winter Shelter

The Winter Shelter relies on financial support from people in our community who really want to create positive change in people’s lives. It is hard to put into words the difference your donation will make. There is, of course, the practical side of our service – food, shelter and support from our wonderful team who walk alongside our Winter Shelter residents and help them to access the services that can turn their life around. In addition there is the transformation we see happening every day thanks to the love, support, dignity and hope the Winter Shelter gives.

I would like to congratulate the Winter Shelter on a running a very effective provision for some of the most vulnerable members of the Calderdale community. By adopting a high tolerance model for the first time and collaborating with Calderdale Recovery Steps, I feel this has been the most successful winter shelter to date.

The team ensured those living complex lives were not only provided with food, clothes and shelter but that they also received continual support and helped to facilitate a smooth transition in more permanent accommodation.

— David Tebbet, Lead Practitioner HOPE Team, Calderdale Recovery Steps