What is this intervention?
Day centres for homeless people provide daytime shelter, basic facilities and advice and support with housing and related issues. Facilities generally include hot drinks, food, showers, laundry and internet and are available to people who are rough sleeping or homeless. Day centres often offer various types of support under one roof, including casework and advice, education, training and employment services, and referral and access to health services such as a nurse.
What is its goal?
Day centres vary widely in their aims but overall they seek to provide accessible, open-access, welcoming environments for people who are homeless, to meet their basic needs, and to provide access to support to help them move on from homelessness. Day centre teams usually include volunteers as well as paid members of staff.