Managing Coronavirus at York Road Project – updated 27th April 2020
York Road Project (YRP) continues to follow all advice from the
Government and Public Health England (PHE).
To ensure that no-one
has to rough sleep during the Covid crisis YRP,
in partnership with Woking Borough Council has relocated all services to
the HG Wells Centre with accommodation for rough sleepers now provided
in Woking Hotel and in purpose built 'pods' in HG Wells conference centre. This doubles our bed capacity for those in
need and we will be open 24 hours a day for the foreseeable future.
Night Shelter in York Road remains temporarily closed. All clients have ensuite rooms which allows for self-isolation if necessary and
reduces the need for anyone to be out in the town. Our Day Team will be on site during the day to offer ongoing support and advice. Our Day Centre in Goldsworth Road is currently also closed.
Entry to the hotel will be via the HG Wells Centre and anyone new who needs a bed is advised to go there during the day. The building will close at 10.30pm until 7am.
This provision is for those with a local connection to Woking and anyone from outside the borough who needs accommodation is advised to make contact with their local authority immediately. If you are currently sofa surfing, we advise you to stay there if possible and reduce the risk of spreading the virus further. We still have clients in eight beds in the Travelodge and they will stay there whilst the crisis continues.
We are a small team and many other services in Woking are either closed or offering a reduced service which means we are needed more than ever. If you need help or wish to offer support, please email [email protected]
Please note; due to the increase in workload, staff may not get back to you immediately.
Currently, we are not accepting donations, (due to a lack of storage space) other than financial as we have been extremely fortunate to recieve lots of food and clothing during this time. However, please continue to return to this website as the situation may change in due course. For more information on ways to donate please see here.
If you see anyone you believe may be homeless, please let them know where they can go and tell us. But also remember that we are unable to ‘force’ anyone to use our accommodation, although we are great at persuading.
We thank the people of Woking including individuals, business's and partner agencies for all the help we are receiving.