The Night Shelter
Ferry Project’s Night Shelter is a fourteen-bed facility based in Octavia View, Wisbech, that provides emergency accommodation for the homeless.
Clients access the Shelter by approaching one of Ferry Project’s referral partners: the Police, Probation, Fenland District Council and the Rosmini Centre.
Referrals are made on a night-by-night basis. Clients are expected to abide by house rules and engage with the support staff during the length of their stay.
The Night Shelter is open for clients from 9.30pm to 8am, 365 days a year. Clients are provided with supper and breakfast, use of shower facilities and toiletries, washing facilities for clothing, hot drinks, a clean bed and bedding, warmth, security and support.
Clients are offered support for issues including assistance with benefits, accommodation, employment, training and education, drug and alcohol issues, and reconnection to home countries from trained support staff.
Ferry Project also sign posts clients to other agencies with day time services that work with clients to address issues that cannot be dealt with during the night (such as facilitating phone calls to embassies, the benefits agency and employers) as well as providing a reconnection service for those that wish to voluntarily return to their home countries.
For the latest statistics for our Night Shelter, please see our fact sheet.