118 (43) DAY SHELTER PROVISION
Director of Social and Housing Services submitted an urgent report
considering the proposed provision of a Christmas day shelter for
those suffering from many forms of social exclusion.
The Forge and the council in partnership had provided this project
for the last two years
This project had been provided through a partnership between the
council and the Forge for the last two years and was proposed again
The project had previously aimed to provide:
- a drop-in service providing hot meals and drinks;
- sign-posting assistance to those with welfare rights and
- emergency food hamper relief service for the Social Services
child care teams;
- a service to the elderly including a luncheon and taking meals
to those in the community that are housebound.
The project would operate over the Christmas period up to the 3
January 2003 and it was anticipated that approximately 500
residents would take part in activities, receive a meal, company or
To provide this service the Forge required funding to the value
of £1,500 to cover the cost of food and equipment.
Resolved – That funding from the General
Fund to the value of £1,500 be made available to the Forge to
support this project.