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Advocate Worker position.

We are recruiting for one of two Advocate Workers. The vision of Hackney Doorways (HD) is to provide a route out of homelessness for everyone in Hackney. HD runs Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS), which … Continue reading


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Over £10,000 raised from the Hackney Half Marathon

Our incredible runners have raised a whopping £10,592.71 for Hackney Winter Night Shelter through BT MyDonate! Thank you to all 47 of you for your fantastic efforts on the day and for choosing to fundraise … Continue reading


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May 2017 Newsletter

Please take a look at our May 2017 Newsletter put together by some of our wonderful volunteers.


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Join our Hackney half runners on 30 April

RUN FOR HACKNEY WINTER NIGHT SHELTER ON THE 30TH APRIL! Run Hackney have just released the route for the Hackney Half 2017 and this year runners can wave hello to both two of shelter venues between mile … Continue reading


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Reflections on being a trustee for Hackney Doorways

By Olivia Kavanagh As I prepare to leave London for pastures green (and more European….) in Dublin, one particular sadness is standing down as a trustee of the Hackney Winter Night Shelter. I’ve been reflecting … Continue reading


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Hackney Winter Night Shelter is recruiting for Winter 2016

Hackney Winter Night Shelter is recruiting staff to help us get ready to welcome guests for the Winter season 2016/17. We’re looking for: 1 administrator 2 advocate workers (also called link workers)   Please see … Continue reading


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Run Hackney for HWNS or support our team

Next Sunday 8 May, Hackney Winter Night Shelter is again fielding a team of runners in the Run Hackney half marathon and we’d love your support. They’ll be taking to the streets to raise money … Continue reading


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Belter for the Shelter raises funds and awareness

Our third Belter for the Shelter comedy night at the Hackney Empire saw headline act Stewart Lee and host Daniel Kitson entertain a full house, raising a fantastic £22,000 to support homelessness people in Hackney. … Continue reading


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Belter for the Shelter sells out for 6 February

Belter for the Shelter poster 2016

Hackney Winter Night Shelter’s evening of comedy at the Hackney Empire has SOLD OUT for the third year running. On Saturday 6 February the inimitable DANIEL KITSON will grace the stage, with an amazing line-up featuring: STEWART … Continue reading


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A Swelter for the Shelter

Bikini Beach Band

Our annual comedy night, A Belter for the Shelter, will be held in February 2016 but in the meantime we’d like to introduce its younger sibling: A Swelter for the Shelter. Our first ever band … Continue reading


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New training for shelter volunteers this season

Hackney Winter Night Shelter is now open and this year we are running new volunteer training. The first round was held in October but if you’re a new volunteer, or you missed the October sessions, … Continue reading


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Hackney Winter Night Shelter March 2015 Newsletter

Click here to view the Hackney WInter Night Shelter March 2015 Newsletter.


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Housing Justice Inspection rates Hackney Winter Night Shelter as ‘Excellent’

Housing Justice, a national housing and homelessness organisation, has released the results of its 2015 Quality Mark inspection of Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS), rating it as ‘Excellent’. The inspection, carried out by an independent … Continue reading


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Meal of the month: Kheema and Raita

Meal of the month has to go to Jane and Joanna who stepped in at the very last minute one Wednesday when we found ourselves without dinner due to a mix up! Jane cooked Kheema … Continue reading


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Karen’s Story

“I was marred in Hackney and had 30 happy years. When he died I went to pieces. I was so depressed; I have never been so depressed in my entire life. I couldn’t pay rent … Continue reading


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Hackney Winter Night Shelter January 2015 Newsletter

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THE BIG SLEEPOVER! FUNDRAISING SLEEPOVER IN SUPPORT OF HACKNEY NIGHT SHELTER

Year 11 students at Our Lady’s Convent High School have raised over £1000 for two local homeless shelters; Hackney Winter Night Shelter and All People, All Places Haringey Winter Night Shelter. While the corridors were … Continue reading


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HWNS 2013/14 ANNUAL REPORT

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 … Continue reading


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Run Hackney, run for HWNS

Make your New Year’s resolution a reality and sign up to run for Hackney Winter Night Shelter in the Run Hackney half marathon on 10 May 2015. Hackney will close its roads to cars and … Continue reading


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Hackney Winter Night Shelter December 2014 Newsletter

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Meal Of The Month: North African Squash Stew and Tarte Aux Pommes

Meal of the Month was cooked and served by the lovely Criona. As well as a chicken option, she made Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s North African Squash Stew. This was followed by a beautiful Tarte aux pommes. … Continue reading


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Meal of the Month: Fish Pie with Vegetables

Meal of the Month was cooked and served by the lovely Lucy and Natasha. They cooked a fish pie with vegetables and were a bit worried that people might not like fish! Luckily though, the … Continue reading


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Hackney Winter Night Shelter October Newsletter

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Belter for the Shelter 2 a roaring success

Daniel Kitson draws the raffle

Some of Britain’s best known comedians took to the stage at The Hackney Empire in aid of Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS) on Thursday 30 October 2013. Daniel Kitson, hailed as one of the funniest, … Continue reading


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Hackney Winter Night Shelter September 2014 Newsletter

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

Hackney Winter Night Shelter made history with a team of 22 half-marathon runners who  joined the thousands streaming through Hackney’s streets on 22 June in the borough’s first ever half marathon. You can still donate … Continue reading


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Hackney Winter Night Shelter May 2014 Newsletter

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Achievements for 2013/14

In 2013/14, the Hackney Winter Night Shelter: •            welcomed 84 guests and supported 36 to move on, the majority (21) in to permanent private or supported accommodation •            filled 2903 beds, serving supper and breakfast, … Continue reading


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Last newsletter before HWNS closes until Autumn

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SAVE THE DATE

A Belter for the Shelter at the Hackney Empire – a major fundraising event on October 23rd, 2013. Ticket details and information on a stellar line up to follow on here and on Twitter.


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Hackney Winter Night Shelter
Room 3, The Round Chapel Old School Rooms
2 Powerscroft Road
London E5 0PU

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