BENS – Basildon Emergency Night Shelter will open it’s doors, 7 nights per week on the 18th November 2019 until 31.3.2020. This is at seven different churches.
Who are BENS?
We share compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves and aim to provide a safe, comfortable place for people who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets. We give them a warm welcome, food and a warm bed for the night. All are welcome regardless of race, colour, creed, disability and sex. The volunteers lend a listening ear when needed and supply information about agencies that may be able to help our guests. The volunteers and guests have rules and guidelines that must be adhered to in order to enable the smooth running of the shelters and to make for a safe, peaceful night.
The Project 58.7 which feeds the homeless and vulnerable five times per week in Basildon are holding their annual Sleep Out, this is the only way we raise the funds for the food, it is on the 29th November 2019. You can find more information on the links below: