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.

   Hackney half marathon

Cheer on The HWNS Runners
Hackney Winter Night Shelter fielded a magnificent team of 29 runners for the Run Hackney half marathon, which took place on Sunday 10 May. So a big thank you to all the wonderful runners and cheerers! We have so far made over £6,300 in donations
You can still check out our team page and donate to individual runners or the charity on MyDonate.

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