Hackney Winter Night Shelter

Hackney Winter Night Shelter operates from November to March.
Our shelter closed at the end of March and will re-open in November.

Our Link Worker continues to be available on 07702 799543
Link Worker email: link@hwns.org.uk

When: Wednesday 23rd October 2013 - Doors open at 7pm

Where: Hackney Empire, Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

Tickets: You can buy tickets online at
by phone on 020 8985 2424 or by going to
Hackney Empire and purchasing them at the box office.

Prices: range from £15 to £30

Our thanks to Siddharth Khajuria. Click here to view a the film in a larger window on Vimeo.

Our Shelter was open from 1st Nov 2012 to 28th Mar 2013
We accommodated 15 people each night in Nov and Dec, and 25 people each night from Jan to Mar.
In that time, we accommodated up to 25 people each night, a total of:
2875 suppers
2875 beds for the night
2875 breakfasts
78 different people stayed at the shelter, including 11 women
We helped 40 people to find accommodation, and we continue to work with others
Over 700 volunteers from the Hackney community made this possible

Our Link Worker is continuing to work with people
to help them get off the streets, and providing continuing support
for those who have moved into accommodation.

For more details, read our Annual Report 2012

More information:
Annual Report for Winter Jan-Mar 2012
HWNS on BBC Radio 4, Jan-2011 (click to listen)
More information about HWNS

Downloads (click right and select "Save Target As..."):
About HWNS leaflet (pdf)
Volunteer Training Course Manual 2011 (pdf)

Volunteering with Hackney Winter Night Shelter

Hackney Winter Night Shelter is run by over 700 volunteers
at shelter venues around Hackney

If you would like to volunteer, please fill in and return our Volunteering Form or get in touch:
email: volunteer@hwns.org.uk

To keep in touch and hear about future volunteering opportunites,
join our Night Shelter News mailing list:

Support Hackney Winter Night Shelter

Although most of the work is done by volunteers,
it costs about £70,000 a year to run our shelter.
We would be very grateful for financial support.

You can donate online via BT MyDonate

Or donations can be sent to our office address.
Click to download a donation and Gift Aid form.

Donate by text

You can now donate to HWNS by text

Text HWNS02 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070 to donate, eg HWNS02 £5

Your donation will appear on your next bill or be deducted from your pay-as-you-go account.
Standard text messaging rates apply

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@HackneyWNS)
Facebook link Twitter link

Supported by:

Hackney Learning Trust Big Yellow Storage

Contact details:

Office address (for correspondence only, do not call):
Hackney Winter Night Shelter
Volunteer Centre Hackney
Unit 12-13 Springfield House
5 Tyssen Street
London E8 2LY

Hackney Winter Night Shelter
email: info@hwns.org.uk
web site: http://www.hwns.org.uk

Hackney Winter Night Shelter is run by a partnership
of Hackney churches and the Hackney Doorways charity

Hackney Doorways is Registered Charity number 1139183