The Genesis Centre Provides Shelter Overnight

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With recent freezing temperatures both before and after Christmas, SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) has been called over certain periods. SWEP aims to help vulnerable people who are rough sleeping when severe weather threatens their safety.

Due to an incredible amount of hard work by our volunteers and the Genesis Centre Manager Ben, with support from workers from St Mungos, we were able to offer 12 rough sleepers beds during these periods.

This has meant so much to our charity.

When Routes to Roots started over 20 years ago, it was a dream to have their own building to provide more services to those in desperate need.

Through the incredible support of the local community that dream came true with the opening of the Genesis Centre in 2021.

After securing our own building, one objective was to be able to offer shelter to the homeless during the most challenging weather conditions. During these particularly difficult times this has now became a reality.

We would not be able to do this without your support. Because of you, 12 people have had a warm bed on these freezing nights. Because of you, we can continue to show care and compassion to those that feel there is none left.

Thank you for making our dreams and goals happen. Thank you for thinking of others.