Hackney Winter Night Shelter

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Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS) provides shelter for homeless people in Hackney during the winter – and year round support to help guests find housing.

The season runs from 1 November to the end of March.

To support the work of the Shelter or to donate to our registered charity Hackney Doorways, please go to our volunteer pages or donate via text – details above.

For latest information, go to our NEWS page.


The Belter 2 will be on October 30th at the Hackney Empire! Following the success of last year, join us for another hilarious evening of comedy and fund-raising, hosted by the inimitable Daniel Kitson (pictured) and this year featuring our very own local star, Stewart Lee. As last year, we hope to raise much needed funds for the Shelter and need all your support on the night. Please sign up for our newsletter (in the box just up there!) and make sure you don’t miss out on details of who is performing and special advanced ticket sales in the coming weeks. For the Hackney Empire website please click here

daniel kitson raffle pic

Daniel Kitson picks a lucky winner at last year’s Belter for the Shelter


Shelter from the Storm – an all round the year shelter in Islington – is urgently looking for overnight volunteers this summer. Could you help? If so please contact Sheila on mail@sfts.org.uk  and see  http://www.sfts.org.uk/volunteer/ for more information. Thank you


Hackney Winter Night Shelter took to the streets for first half marathon

You can still donate to help the shelter house homeless people this winter. Visit our MyDonate page

Some of the team

Some of our team


The Hackney Winter Night Shelter 2013/2014 season is now over and we’ve taken stock of our achievements.

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.

What’s happening at the shelter now?

The shelter is  closed, but our Link Worker will continue to work with people to provide support for those who we have helped to move into accommodation. We will reopen in November.



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