Breakfast at The Night Shelter
On Wednesday 27 March, three of Oldham Sixth Form’s Health and Social Care students visited The Night Shelter, Oldham, to serve breakfast to four of the men currently using the shelter. The Night Shelter has supported men ‘sleeping rough’ in Oldham since 2018 and works to permanently rehouse those using the facilities. This was a great opportunity for the students to speak to the men at the shelter and to hear about and understand their situations. The students were also able to speak to Yvonne, the shelter manager, about her role in supporting the men and helping them find more permanent accommodation. All three students were mature, respectful and an absolute credit to OSFC.
Before Christmas, our staff and students raised over £1, 000, half of which was used to buy essential items for The Night Shelter, including blankets, slippers and jumpers. This visit, part of OSFC’s Essential Life Skills project, was an amazing opportunity for some of our students to see first-hand the difference that their fundraising efforts can make! We also delivered donations made by staff and students at OSFC, which included a selection of books, DVDs and games. The students left the men set up for a movie night, complete with popcorn, chocolates and a great selection of films. OSFC wish the men all the best and will continue to support the amazing efforts of A Bed Every Night, Depaul UK and The Night Shelter, Oldham.