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The Dawn Centre

The Dawn Centre project provides temporary accommodation, support, advice and assistance on housing health, life skills and education for homeless people.

The centre operates 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, but different services are open at different times of the day.

The centre is in Conduit Street, near the railway station. It has 42 rooms, including two double rooms, and six rooms for disabled people. There is also a complex needs flat. Facilities include television lounges, an IT suite, activities room, dining room, quiet rooms and a small garden.

Staying at the Dawn Centre

You must be at least 18 years old to stay at the centre, and there is no upper age limit.

If you stay at the centre you will have to pay towards the costs for fuel, light and water charges, as well as for three meals that are provided each day. You will be told how much you have to pay when you are referred.

You will need to bring any personal items you need for your stay. The centre operates a strict no alcohol rule.

Meal Timings
Breakfast 8.30am - 9.15am
Lunch 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Evening meal 5.30pm - 6.15pm

Are pets allowed?

Two dog kennels, which are attached to single rooms, are available for residents to use subject to availability.

Other activities at the Dawn Centre

We recognise that along with housing related support and advice, social activities may also be needed. A range of activities and workshops are organised for service users, including IT workshops, arts and crafts, football training, cook and eat classes, life skills workshops, and anger and anxiety management workshops.