Sanctuary night hostel for the homeless. Gravesend, Kent
No drugs, no drink, no weapons.
The hostel opens for the evening at 6.30pm, in cold weather guests queue before opening
Guests are asked to confirm they have no drink, drugs or weapons.
The church hall is used by other groups so beds need to be put away every morning
A regular guest shows a volunteer that the phone he found works.
Guests sleep on air beds in the church hall.
Volunteers from the City Praise Centre pray together before opening each evening.
Guests get a fresh cooked dinner and breakfast.
A small amount of privacy for female guests by a screen in the hall.
A guest shows off his 'homeless man' tattoo.
Volunteers prepare a hot dinner for guests each night the hostel is open.
The hostel was founded and is run by volunteers from the City Praise Centre.
Guests enjoy a hot dinner and drinks after a day on the streets.
Volunteer & Sanctuary Project Manager Lorna Nolan chats to guests over dinner.
Guest's are given their own sleeping bag to use with the Sanctuary bed.
Guest's clean laundry is ready for when the arrive.
A hot drink is very welcome after a long day in the cold.
A guest enjoying a hot dinner and conversation.
Charlotte volunteered at Sanctuary while completing her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
Homelessness can strike at any age. Young and old are welcomed by the volunteers.
A guest taking a quiet moment to read his bible after dinner.