The Care Shelter opened its doors for the winter season on 23 September providing a free night of shelter, warm food and sleeping facilities to people who are homeless in Edinburgh.

Running from September right through to the 3 May 2020, the Care Shelter is one of Bethany’s largest services, and last year provided shelter and food to a total of 756 individuals. It was the biggest season in the Care Shelter’s 23 year history. Unfortunately that figure is rising and recent statistics would suggest that rough sleeping is becoming more prevalent in Edinburgh.

This year, from September 23 until the 17 October, the Care Shelter will be located at Meadowbank Church on London Road and then at Gorgie Parish Church from 18 October to 10 November with further locations being confirmed later down the line.

If you feel there is someone who could benefit from this service more information on times, locations and contact details can be foundĀ here.