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.

The shelter opened on Monday 3 November 2014 and runs to 1 April 2015.

During the season we work with more than 80 guests and throughout the year our link workers continue to assist them with finding more stable accommodation.

We can only do this with your support. Please donate now, become a volunteer and read our latest news.


HWNS 2013/14 Annual Report

Hackney Winter Night Shelter made a significant impact on the lives of homeless people in Hackney in 2013/14 thanks to the generosity of donors, volunteers and supporters.

We helped 84 people struggling with homelessness and supported 37 to move on, with 21 going into permanent private or supported accommodation

Our annual report shows the different ways we’ve helped over the past year, how we’ve made progress on our strategic aims, how Hackney Winter Night Shelter is run and how we’ve funded our work. Read more or download the full report.

Winter night shelter season 2014/15

Guests and volunteers at the shelter

 The shelter is open until the 1st April. Referrals can only be taken via our specified referral agencies. For more information on how to access the shelter please email: link@hwns.org.uk

Winter Shelter opened       Tuesday 30th December
Last Winter night               Wednesday 1st April 2015

If you are not one of our referral partners and but would like to refer a homeless person, please get in touch with Street Link. They regularly refer people to us, where appropriate, or will help them to access other services. You can phone them on 0300 500 0914 or refer someone via the Street Link website.

Find out about our achievements from the Hackney Winter Night Shelter 2013/2014 season. Download the one-page PDF.

What’s the shelter all about?

Filmed in 2012/13 this video gives you an idea of what a typical evening is like in one shelter.
Directed by Siddharth Khajuria
Music by Tom Rosenthal

Click here to view a the film in a larger window on Vimeo.




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

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