Crisis at Christmas doors open
Crisis has opened 12 centres welcoming homeless guests in London, Newcastle and Edinburgh in from the cold for warmth, comfort and access to vital services this Christmas.
Centres in London will be open for nine days from 22 – 30 December, offering good food, good company and feel-good services such as hairdressing and massage, entertainment and fun, along with crucial advice and health services.
There will also be services running on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Newcastle and Edinburgh
More than 4,000 homeless people are expected at centres over the holiday period.
All of the centres are run by volunteer. More than 9,000 people will take part, ranging from specialists such as dentists, doctors, podiatrists and hairdressers, to general volunteers who provide vital companionship and help homeless guests feel welcome.