THE SHELTER WILL NOT BE RUNNING THIS WINTER
With a heavy heart, having consulted with key partners, we have made the very difficult decision not to run the shelter this year.
The Shelter has run for the last 7 years, during which time it has grown substantially from 5 host venues over 6 weeks to 18 host venues over 14 weeks across the city.
This has meant that the shelter has become increasingly complex to coordinate and manage, and after much consideration we realise it has now grown beyond the scope and capacity of Thrive Together Birmingham to coordinate, and an alternative structure needs to be explored.
We have met with churches and partners and agreed that together we will explore another structure or organisation to take the shelter forward in the hope it will be a stronger and more sustainable project in the future.
Thrive Together Birmingham remains committed to the project and to working with churches and partners to find a way forward. A working group of churches and partners is being established to explore what might be possible in the future and how it might be sustained; any funding raised by Thrive for this project will remain ring fenced and support future developments of the shelter.