As from the beginning of February, the overnight element of Sanctuary has relocated to Longferry Court, which is just a two-minute walk from our existing location at the Gravesend Methodist Church Community Centre.
Only the overnight element of the shelter has relocated – the evening and daytime drop-in sessions, as well as the laundry and showering facilities, will continue to operate at Gravesend Methodist Church.
Gravesham Borough Council has gifted us the use of this building, which we are incredibly grateful for. They plan to put in new showers and other facilities in the summer which will make it a great place to sleep.
We’re still getting used to our new shelter location, and have lots of work to do to make it more homely and comfortable, but we’re really grateful to have a permanent building, and hope we can one day open our shelter every night of the week.
Since 1 December 2018 we have welcomed 48 individual guests and have served 1,516 hot meals since 1 October 2018.