Warm shelter for rough sleepers
Rough sleepers have been provided emergency shelter during the recent cold snap.
The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (Swep) was activated by Canterbury City Council on Friday, and continued throughout the week.
Introduced when temperatures plunge to protect those living rough, up to 17 people each night have been able to keep warm after charity Catching Lives opened its overnight shelter in Station Road East.
The beds are in addition to the winter service offered by the charity at a number of churches in the district.
Catching Lives receives £5,000 in set-up costs and an extra £15 per person per night from the city council for its work.
The city council was the first in the county to activate Swep during this cold snap.
It is expected to stay in force until Sunday.
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