What happens in Glass Door shelters on Christmas Day? London Evening Standard shines a spotlight.

Former guest James said the shelters were a welcome antidote to December solitude, saying: “The hunger, the cold and the wet were bad, but the loneliness at Christmas was overwhelming." He added: 

You feel you’re losing contact with the world when you’re on the streets but in the shelter, everyone was in the same boat and there was loads of good banter.

Volunteer John G, who spent his first Christmas Day away from his family to help out said: “I regularly help answer the phones in the main Glass Door office to register people for shelter.

“That’s why I decided this year to give up my time both on Christmas Day and New Year to help at the shelter and be part of the great work that the charity does."

It feels special to come here on Christmas Day and help out people who would otherwise have nowhere else to go.

The full article can be found online in both the Evening Standard and the Independent


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