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  the 3rd November to the 1st April.

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.


A Belter for the Shelter 2: A sell out show
We’re delighted to announce that our comedy night A Belter for the Shelter 2 on October 30th has completely sold out.
The show will be hosted by Daniel Kitson, and features Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar and Sean Hughes. We are also really excited to tell you that Ava Vidal and Felicity Ward will be joining our amazing line-up.
For those of you who missed out on tickets, follow us on Twitter @HackneyWNS for a chance to enter our competition and win a pair of tickets.

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 Workers continue to work with people to provide support for those who we have helped to move into accommodation. We will reopen on November 3rd. For a week over Christmas, all of our guests go to ‘Crisis at Christmas’

Our dates are as follows:

Autumn Shelter opens     Monday 3rd November
Last Autumn night            Monday 22nd December
Winter Shelter opens       Tuesday 30th December
Last Winter night               Wednesday 1st April 2015



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