We are a temporary rolling night shelter based on the ‘Shelter in a Pack’ model published jointly by Housing Justice and the Church Urban Fund.
In 2017 we were awarded "Excellent Practice" by Housing Justice. Housing Justice offers a quality mark for Church and Community night shelters as a way of bench marking basic standards for shelters across the country and incorporate best practice in our work. Crucially, the Quality Mark is a recognised assurance to funders, local authorities, insurers, shelter guests and the local community that the shelter is run to the highest standard.
The Housing Justice Assessor in his report stated: ‘"The Snowflake shelter team clearly work well together with a spirit of cooperation and job satisfaction. It is apparent that everyone is dedicated and committed to this work. There is no doubt that Snowflake is making a significant contribution, in an impressive and wellnetworked way, to alleviate poverty, destitution, social injustice and anti-social behaviour. This goes a long way in building and maintaining stronger, safer communities - perhaps more than many projects (and their Local Authority’s) realise".
"The common comradery, courtesy and respect I experienced at the shelter venue, amongst everyone present (volunteers, staff, guests and visitors), is of great credit to Snowflake as a whole. The breaking down of ‘us and them’ barriers and emphasis on integration as opposed to segregation was evident and a joy to experience." Housing Justice Assessor
Our aims are: