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11 August 2017

Summer social - Nightshelter trip to the seaside

Nightshelter staff and residents headed to the seaside this week for our summer social! Although the weather wasn't great, we didn't let the rain dampen our spirits - a trip to the Cumberland House Natural History Museum to learn about Henry VIII and the region's prehistoric past, a slap up fish 'n' chip lunch, and the sight of staff members in antique bathing suits (!) made for a great day out.

Social activities are an important part of life at the Nightshelter. As one resident put it: "It was a lovely day. Been nice to be distracted from being homeless, to feel normal for a few hours."

Whether it's a trip to the cinema, or a day trip somewhere further afield, having a change of scenery and chance to get away from it all can help improve the health and wellbeing of those experinecing homelessness.

Michele Price, Nightshelter Manager, said: "We often hear residents commenting that they struggle without a routine or regular activities to occupy them, and with very little money it's hard for residents to create leisure opportunities for themselves. Everyone likes the chance to do something different and see new places or experience new things so, where we can, the Nightshelter will arrange trips out or local activities for residents to enjoy."

If you are a local transport provider, or could provide tickets to a local attraction,we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us at admin@wcns.org.uk or call 01962 862050

Huge thanks to Prince's Mead School for lending us their minibus for the day.