Good Shepherd's New Homeless Centre

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Good Shepherd's New Homeless Centre

Good Shepherd's New Homeless Centre

Good Shepherd Services By Good Shepherd Services

The Good Shepherd are moving to a new centre on Waterloo road. We're raising funds towards the refurbishment of the shower and laundry facilities for rough sleepers.

Wolverhampton Idea stage

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The Good Shepherd was established in 2003 by the Brothers of Saint John of God to address poverty, homelessness and inequality in Wolverhampton. We support people to obtain accommodation, move towards employment, access training or education and develop skills to build self-reliance. The new premises on Waterloo Road contains space for us to deliver all our existing services but at a much higher standard. We will establish a “one stop shop” that will include the food service, temporary overnight accommodation delivered by Enterprise Homes Group, clinical space, counselling rooms and a multi-agency hub. We're currently refurbishing the building and need to raise funds for the shower block and laundry facilities. We've already raised and invested over £165,000 into the new centre. The shower and laundry will be available for people in the night shelter or who are street homeless.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create a shower block and laundry facilities for rough sleepers

Why it's a great idea:

The showers and laundry offer practical support for people sleeping rough in Wolverhampton but they're also a key engagement tool. During showers, support staff are on site to offer advice and guidance around housing, education and employment and partner agencies like Wolverhampton Homes and RMC will also be on site for additional support. Some fantastic work is happening in Wolverhampton to address homelessness with local charities, the local authority, the police and other agencies working closely together to better meet people's needs. The Good Shepherd is a key partner in this activity and our new centre will help us to reach out to even more people sleeping rough in the city. Having a purpose built shower and laundry facility will enable us to engage and work with some of the most disadvantaged people in Wolverhampton.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchasing the showers and commercial washing machine
  • Construction and plumbing work to install showers
  • First delivery of the shower and laundry service

Location Wolverhampton

About the space

Custom Location

Council

Wolverhampton City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £9,690

Showers, installation and construction work - £6,952 (72%)
2x Whirlpool AWG 1112 pro commerical washing machines - £1,823 (19%)
Other - £915 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

72%
Showers, installation and construction work
£6,952
19%
2x Whirlpool AWG 1112 pro commerical washing machines
£1,823
9%
Other
£915
  • Spacehive fees
    £439
  • Transaction Fees
    £389
  • VAT
    £88

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Extra funds will go towards utility costs and volunteer expenses to run the shower and laundry service.

Total £9,690

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