22 November, 2005
What is a rolling shelter
A rolling shelter is a government supported intuitive. They are night shelters for the homeless in severe weather. They where completely funded by the government and proved useful in getting people into shelter and from there to accommodation more suitable. Food and clothing were donated. The main aim of the shelters was to get people off the street in the most severe weather. Most homeless people would welcome the chance to stay in somewhere warm. The problems I see are the people that are so used to sleeping on the street they don't want to be housed and in bad weather it could be detrimental to their health. Westminster council I think are on the right lines when they say they would think about mental health issues and getting a placement orders for their own safety but that is another matter. Of these there are only a few. As the weather is about to get more severe it's a thought.