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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 established to relieve poverty among rough sleepers and homeless adults in Corby and the surrounding area.
We are proud to have been instrumental in drawing attention to the need for a night shelter over the past three years and very happy that this provision is being met this winter by Corby Borough Council.
Nightlight’s attention this year will therefore be on supporting and augmenting this provision; working with the council and other services to co-ordinate all our efforts to maximum effect. Our outreach provision includes a five day a week food service from our mobile catering van in Corby town centre.
We continue to work to reduce homelessness and to address addiction and mental health issues to enable people to regain independent living skills.

The charity is governed by a board of trustees:

Diane Boyd - Chairperson
Vicky Funnell - Secretary
Anne Scales - Treasurer
Rob Hawkins - Trustee

Registered Charity No 1172857

Volunteering

Interested in Helping?

Would you like to help us to support those experiencing homelessness and food poverty?
We provide hot meals, food hampers and signposting to other services and agencies.
Our primary outreach provision is through our mobile catering van situated in the town centre.
This operates five days a week and training is provided.
As our charity is organised and operated solely by volunteers, any time you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Ideally, we would like volunteers to be available for one shift a week, although we do understand that people have their own commitments, so we’re pretty flexible.



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

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.

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.



Our recruitment process:

Application

Email us a note and we’ll send you an application form.

Training

We hold regular training sessions, which are held at various venues. 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 regularly, 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 info@corbynightlight.org.uk



Other ways to help:

If you’d like to support us but are unable to commit to regular shifts, we’re also looking for people who can support us with fundraising and events. Please contact us for further information.

Would you like to know more?

Contact Us

c/o Corby Nightlight
Office 28
Corby Business Centre
Eismann Way
Corby
NN17 5ZB

General Correspondence: info@corbynightlight.org.uk
Recruitment: volunteer@corbynightlight.org.uk

Please feel free to e-mail us for an informal chat or with any any questions you may have.



News & Events:

25th October

The Burlesque Halloween Masquerade Ball
BCD are presenting this fantastic fundraising event in aid of Nightlight at the Grampian, Patrick Road, Corby. Come and join us for a great evening out!
Tickets are just £10.

20th October

We launched our mobile catering van today! Newly upgraded and with a five star hygiene rating the van will provide hot and cold food and drinks, five days a week throughout the winter. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this possible and to our tireless volunteers.

17th August

Talifest at the Talisman Pub - Live all day music event. Along with some great live local bands (main and acoustic stages), there will be good food, face painting, charity raffles and lots more for the entire family to enjoy! We’re proud to be the event’s charity partner.

27th July

An amazing cake stall at Corby Park Run!

19th July

A great visit today to TATA Steel to collect vouchers donated by the Corby Employee Benevolent Scheme. We’ll put to them to good use during the winter – thank you guys!

18th July

A huge thank you to the children of Hazel Leys School (Tigers and Golden Eagles) for raising money for us with their amazing Enterprise!

13th July

A fantastic day with huge support at Corby Carnival.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you!

Huge thanks go to our supporters, who include:

Corby Borough Council
Corby Lions
Corby Lottery
Corby Radio
High Street Bakery
Hope Centre, Northampton
Hope Church
Hazel Leys Academy
Joe's Carpets
King's Cliffe Bakery
Siren, London
Tata Steel