First multi-faith homeless shelter
Three Church of England parishes are acting as hosts for One Roof Leicester, the country’s first multi faith winter night shelter which opened this week. The shelter – whose funders include Near Neighbours – uses Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu places of worship with the Sikh and Muslim communities helping provide food for homeless guests. More than 200 multi faith volunteers are working to support the shelter. We talk to Rev Helen Hayes, chair of One Roof Leicester, about how the project is community building in Leicester as well as helping the homeless.