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 is now open.

   Winter night shelter season 2015/16

Beds made up ready for shelter guests.

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

The Hackney Winter Night Shelter is now open.

If you would like to volunteer, please visit our volunteer page for more information and to sign up.

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.

Belter for the Shelter – SOLD OUT!

Belter for the Shelter poster 2016Hackney Winter Night Shelter hosts an evening of comedy at the Hackney Empire for the third year running to raise money to help homeless people in Hackney.

On Saturday 6 February, The Belter 3 will be hosted by the inimitable DANIEL KITSON, with an amazing line-up featuring Stewart Lee, Earl Okin, Lewis Schaffer, Francesca Martinez, Sofie Hagen and James Acaster.

The show is now SOLD OUT.

The money we collect on Saturday makes an immediate impact to the lives of local homeless people (guests) who have been unfortunate to find themselves without a roof over their heads this winter. If you’re coming along, please bring cash to buy raffle tickets, designer mugs and bags. For raffle prize details, see our news page.

Visit the Hackney Empire event page for start times and more details.

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.




Office address (for correspondence only, do not call):
Unit 13 Springfield House
5 Tyssen St
E8 2LY

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