A new mezzanine level built at Trinity’s day centre
Work has begun on extending Trinity’s building to make better use of the space in the main hall. The existing upstairs office space currently houses the management, fundraising and admin staff, with space also rented out to other local charities. The new mezzanine itself, which will overlook the main hall, will be a new office for the Trinity team. The new space will be rented out to provide a sustainable source of income to Trinity, and a base for another local charity.
In the long-term, this new area will become part of Trinity’s accommodation block (see the plans for this here), where staff working within the new building will work from.
The effect of the building work on services
The main hall is currently split into sections, and only certain areas can be accessed. Because of this, during the day the drop in is open only to people who are rough sleeping or staying at the night shelter. Other services are also running including: job club, healthcare appointments, all women’s service activities, art groups and IT classes. Lunch is also open from 12:30 every day for everybody who needs it.
We do not currently have access to many of our storage areas, meaning we are unable to accept large donations of items at the moment, particularly of clothing and blankets. With this cold weather, we are working closely with other agencies to ensure people are continually being supported, and we are fortunate to have a good stock of layers to give out.
The building work is expected to be finished by mid-April, when services will resume as normal. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the team on 01962 622220.