Surrey night shelter pilot project for homeless

The homeless in east Surrey are to benefit from night shelter thanks to a pilot project between police, the Salvation Army and local churches.

They will be offered somewhere warm and dry to spend the night as part of the six-week scheme, which began on Sunday.

Shelters will rotate between three churches in Horley and Chipstead and the Salvation Army Hall in Redhill.

Opening at 19:00 GMT, the shelter will offer food and somewhere to stay for up to 10 people a night.

It will be at Horley Baptist Church hall on Sunday nights, the English Martyrs Church, Horley, on Mondays, St Margaret's Church on The Green, Chipstead, on Tuesdays and the Salvation Army Hall for the rest of the week.

If this year's pilot is successful, the shelter will open for three months next winter.

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