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 is now closed until November

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.


Cheer on the HWNS runners in Run Hackney on Sunday 10 May!

We would love it if you could join our cheering group. We will have huge balloons – so we will be very spot-able – and we will be positioning ourselves around three main points.

From 9am on Sunday 10 May, we will station three main cheering teams with balloons at mile 4 (just before Lower Clapton Road turns into Dalston Lane), mile 8.5 (just before Well Street Common) and mile 12 (Olympic Park).

We’d love it if you could join us at these key points, but other cheerers dotted along the course would be wonderful, so if you’d prefer, do come and cheer wherever is close to you or your local shelter. Here is the link to the race map – click here

At the end of the race we will be meeting up with the runners at the finish line and going to a local pub or park

If you’d like to cheer for HWNS please do let us know so we can make sure we have enough people, we have 30 runners this year and really want to show them how much we appreciate their support for the shelter. You can email Charlotte at charlotteclarebeaton@hotmail.com to let us know and to receive further information on joining the fun!


Winter night shelter season 2014/15

Guests and volunteers at the shelter

The Hackney Winter Night Shelter is now closed until November 2015

If you  would like to help a 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.

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.

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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email: info@hwns.org.uk