NEWS RELEASE: Wellington Night Shelter (WNS)

18 July 2014

"We are very much appreciative of the Foundation's support to the Wellington Night Shelter for providing funds for mattress protectors. We see approximately 20 new clients each month seeking emergency accommodation and assistance, many of them have high rates of co-morbid conditions (phyical as well as mental health issues) and have been rough sleeping on the streets of Wellington prior to entry to our service.

Some can present with a range of phyical ailments such as incontinece, which puts a strain on our bedding such as mattresses. Having good quality protectors provided for the matteresses will increase the quality of service and stay we can offer to those accessing our service and thus enhance the dignity of those who have to come here for emergency help on a daily basis." Mike Leon, Night Shelter Manager