Homelessness & Housing
Under the umbrella of the Rainbow Centre working with Churches Together in Folkestone, the Winter Shelter will open its doors to the homeless on Monday December 3rd and will remain open until the 24th February 2019. It offers emergency accommodation for up to thirteen guests over the coldest months of the year. Seven churches in the town each host one evening in the week providing a hot meal and a bed to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
However, homelessness is not a new issue in our district, as the article below – published 37 years ago in the South Kent Gazette Jan 1981 – makes clear. Thankfully though there is now a winter shelter manned by wonderful volunteers.
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