Showers are available Monday to Friday from 7:30am until 9:30am, with a change of clothing available. (During pandemic, hours are 8:30 until finished)
We attempt to make available an amount of clothing in an attempt to allow individuals to pick and choose the clothing they would like to wear. We take for granted the choice we have when we open the wardrobe door and choose what to wear each morning. Our personality and mood are reflected in what we wear.
Being homeless denies those choices! No bedroom, no wardrobe, no clothes, no choice!
Once showered we open the clothing area and allow people to take their time and choose what they would like to wear. There is no charge for clothing and individuals are not restricted in the number of visits they may make to the showers or clothing area in any week.
Mens showers are supervised by staff and this is due to the shear numbers going through the showers each day. We need to ensure that everybody gets the choice and everyone is safe.
Womens showers are open daily from 6am until 11am and are unsupervised. Clothing is not available in the same quantities and we make a large effort on Fridays, during the "women only" session in the afternoon to offer a better chance to select clothing.
We would normally expect to see 75-100 people to use the showers each weekday.
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