Hackney Winter Night Shelter

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Hackney Winter Night Shelter provides a hot meal and a warm bed for homeless guests who would otherwise be out on the streets during the coldest winter months.

Our vision is for a route out of homeless for everyone in need in Hackney, so we offer this alongside professional and holistic support to help our guests rebuild their lives. We can only do this with your support. Please donate now, become a volunteer and read our latest news.

The shelter runs from November to the end of March.

What’s the shelter all about?

This timelapse video, filmed in 2014/15 by Paul Driver, gives a sense of what it’s like at the shelter.

2016 Annual Report

To read more about what we do please see our 2015/2016 Annual Report.

The Hackney Half Marathon is coming up. Run for us!

Some of our wonderful volunteers who ran in 2015

Some of our wonderful volunteers who ran in 2016

Spring is coming up and that means the Hackney Half Marathon is soon to be upon us. We’re aiming to have a huge 50 runners in the race this year and would love it if you could be one of them!

If you’d like to help, here’s where to sign up for the race – it costs £48.
https://uk.virginsport.com/event/hackney-2017/tickets And here’s where you can create a fundraising page and link it directly to Hackney Winter Night Shelter.
If you have any questions about the Marathon or would like a bit more information on how to register your place, please email admin@hwns.org.uk
We’ll be cheering you on all the way, happy running!!

If you would like to help a street homeless person, please get in touch with Street Link. They will help them to access other services. You can phone them on 0300 500 0914 or refer someone via the Street Link website.

Volunteer with us

Beds made up ready for shelter guests.

Hackney Winter Night Shelter ready for our guests. (Photo credit: Paul Driver)

The shelter is closed until 1st November 2017, if you would like to volunteer for one of our shelters in the Autumn 2017 please email volunteer@hwns.org.uk in September/October. We are looking for people to help with fundraising and communications, please visit our volunteer page for more information and to sign up.

Read all about us in our annual report.



Office address (for correspondence only, do not call):
Hackney Winter Night Shelter
Room 3, The Round Chapel
2 Powerscroft Road
London E5 0PU

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