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 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.

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 our person specification and role description. To apply please complete our application form and email it to volunteer@hwns.org.uk. If you have any queries about applying 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

Come support our Hackney Half Runners

On 20th May 2018, a team of over 50 people will be running the Hackney Half Marathon to raise funds for the Hackney Winter Night Shelter.¬†We will be setting up cheering points en-route so please email our events team via events@hwns.org.uk if you’d like to come and support our wonderful runners.
If you can’t make it you can still donate to the team via our group BTMyDonate Page

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 2017, if you would like to volunteer for one of our shelters in the Autumn 2017 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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