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Dock House re-opens for winter provision of emergency shelter.


[7 November 2016]
Dock House, Hull's long-time homelessness shelter on St Peter Street, opens at 5pm on Monday 7th November to provide shelter and support to the city's rough sleepers throughout the winter.

The service, a new partnership between Humbercare Ltd and Hull HARP, will provide direct access support to those who would otherwise have to sleep rough on the city's streets. Over 20 beds are available at Dock House across the winter period.

People needing this help must attend Dock House at 9pm daily, and bed spaces will be allocated as appropriate. No-one needs to sleep rough, especially during dangerously low winter night-time temperatures. Humbercare Ltd will endeavour to locate bed space for all those who turn up, if Dock House is full other accommodation will be arranged in liaison with Hull City Council and other providers.

In addition to emergency shelter at Dock House, the partnership will deliver a daily Breakfast Club between 9am and 11am, with access to washing facilities and other essential support. Dock House will be open 24 hours each day, with staff and volunteers always available to respond to people's need for help.
Dock House bedroom 1
We are happy to announce that Dock House will open at 5pm on 7th November with Humbercare and Hull HARP working in partnership to make this happen. This will provide emergency accommodation and intensive support for those sleeping rough across the city this winter.
Emma Wagner, Assistant Manager, Humbercare Ltd
Dock House bedroom 2
Delighted to announce that Dock House will re-open tonight to provide emergency accommodation over the winter period. HullHarp are working closely with Humbercare to ensure that no-one needs to sleep rough in Hull over the cold spell. Humbercare will be providing the staffing and HullHarp the building. Truly partnership working at its best!
Sandy Smith, Chair, Hull HARP