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Welcome to Corby Nightlight

Changing homelessness in Corby

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Who We Are

Corby Nightlight is a registered charity, which was set up to prevent and/or relieve poverty among rough sleepers and other homeless adults in Corby and surrounding areas by providing a night shelter and other support services, promoting social inclusion, raising awareness of homelessness in the area, and working together with other agencies to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping, treat addiction and/or mental health issues, and to enable people to gain independent living skills, and move on to stable accommodation.

The charity is governed by a board of trustees:

Nicola Pell - Chairperson/Coordinator
Kate Plunkett - Secretary
Steve Gittens - Fundraising Officer
David Balcon - Training Lead
Zoe Currall - Designated Person - Vulnerable Adults
Paddy Ridge - Trustee

Volunteering

Interested in Helping?

Our new centre will be opening on 1 November 2017 and will be a year round 24/7 hub for homeless people and rough sleepers. Would you like to help us end the need for people to sleep rough?



Our volunteers are essential to us providing this vital service in Corby. We're looking for ordinary people who are:

Kind
Committed
Reliable
Patient
Respectful
Friendly
Non-judgemental

Confident
Resilient
Honest
Trustworthy
Discrete
Supportive
Compassionate

Would you like to help us end the need for people to sleep rough? Our winter night shelter opens on 27 October 2017 and we're still looking for night shift volunteers (11pm-8am). We ask for a minimum commitment of one shift a month.

We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. We want to challenge all forms of oppression including those based on race, ethnicity, nationality, creed, gender, sex, class, sexuality, gender reassignment, learning ability, physical impairment, mental illness, HIV status, age, occupation, income, wealth and unrelated criminal conviction.

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team and work with our guests - serving food, offering hope & encouragement, playing board games, supporting leisure activities and much more. We'd also love to hear from you if you'd like to visit the centre and offer a service - we would welcome regular visits from hairdressers, barbers, counsellors, therapists etc.

Volunteering provides many opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people, grow in confidence, and most importantly make a difference to people trying to rebuild their lives. We pay all reasonable travel expenses.



Our recruitment process:

Email

Email us to request an application form.

Training

We hold regular training sessions, which are held at the Best Western Rockingham Forest hotel. Please see our events section for upcoming dates.

Checks

If you would like to proceed with your application we'll take up your references and request a DBS check (Please note - A previous misdemeanour won't necessarily mean that you can't volunteer with us so please contact us if you wish to discuss this further).

Trial

Once all this is successfully completed we'll invite you to a training session and to do a 'no obligation' trial shift.

We hold training events once a quarter so you are never far from being able to join us. If you'd like to know more or you have any specific questions please drop us an email at volunteer@corbynightlight.org.uk



Training Dates: TBC

If you'd like to support us but don't feel able to work in the centre we're also looking for people to join our food rota, become a fundraiser or you could collect tinned food or toiletries for our guests to use at the shelter. Please contact us for further information.

Would you like to know more?

Contact Us

Corby Nightlight
c/o The Church of St Peter & St Andrew
Beanfield Avenue,
Corby
NN18 0EH
Telephone - 07950 679061
Email - info@corbynightlight.org.uk

Please feel free to phone for an informal chat or pop into the church hall one evening after 8pm (Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) and come and see what we do!

Upcoming Events

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    Volunteer Training, Best Western Hotel 10th January 7-9pm | 20th January 2-4pm

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    Corby's first 'Big Sleepout' - Coronation Park Pavilion 2nd December 2017 - 7.00pm

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you!

Huge thanks go to our supporters:

Corby Borough Council
Corby Lions
Corby Radio
Dan Brooks - Klever Little Fox
Danesholme Community Church
Dennis Binks
Hazel Tree pub
Hope Centre, Northampton
Hope Church
Jeremy Mavin
Jim Morton
Liz Quinn
Malcolm Woolf Photography
Margaret Senior - Studio 21
Ros Stoddart - Deep Roots, Tall Trees
RS Components
Shaun McSherry
St Judes Community Project