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 homelessness 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 video, created by some of our wonderful volunteers from Zetteler and one of our exceptional coordinators Emma, gives a sense of what it’s like to volunteer at the shelter.

We’re Recruiting!

We are recruiting for new Trustees to join the board.
We have a number of vacancies and we are looking for a variety of people with different background. If you have integrity, an ambition to tackle homelessness, an understanding of the role and responsibilities of trustees and a commitment to roll up your sleeves and to give the necessary time to the role then we’d love to hear from you!
You can read more about what’s involved and how to apply via our advert on Homeless Link or download the role description.
The deadline for Applications is November 12th.

Coordinate for us

The shelter simply couldn’t run without our wonderful volunteers. Especially our dedicated Coordinators, who work in teams to make sure each night at the shelter runs smoothly. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to join them as Shelter Coordinators.
For more information on what coordinating involves please have a look at the role description and person specification, fill in an application form and email it to volunteer@hwns.org.uk.
If you have any queries about the application process or want some more information on what the role entails please get in touch with Bri, the shelter administrator, via volunteer@hwns.org.uk.

2017 Annual Report

To read more about what we do please see our most recent Annual Report

Hackney Half Runners

Photo by Ben Adams

On 20th May 2018, a team of over 60 people ran the Hackney Half Marathon for us. They raised well over our fundraising target of £15,000 needed to keep the shelter running into 2018/19.
Thank you to everyone who ran, cheered or donated.
See you again in 2019!!

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 will open on the 1st November 2018, if you would like to volunteer for one of our shelters in the Autumn 2018 please complete our volunteer form.
Please visit our volunteer page for more information or email volunteer@hwns.org.uk



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

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