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Greenwich Winter Night Shelter

What is Greenwich Winter Night Shelter?

Greenwich Winter Night Shelter is a project which provides overnight accommodation for rough sleepers in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Following a successful launch in 2015 it will be running from 14 November 2019 to 1 April 2020

Who provides the shelter

Each night of the week a church building or community space provides an evening meal, bed and breakfast. The shelter is staffed by volunteers from the churches of Greenwich. There are seven venues in either church or community buildings and over two hundred volunteers involved.

How do rough sleepers find the shelter

Guests are referred by a number of agencies who will direct them to the Night Shelter for a particular night. These include Greenwich Housing, 999 Club, The Manna Society, Thames Reach and Crisis.

Guests cannot be accepted without a referral.

How can churches get involved?

This is an ecumenical project supported by the churches of Greenwich. The venues are fixed for 2019/2020. Volunteers from church communities are always welcome. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact their own Minister or Church Leader in the first instance and then fill out the application form on our web site -

Further information is available from the GWNS web site:

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me...”

Matthew 25:35-36

Greenwich Winter Night Shelter is working in association with Housing Justice

Web site

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GWNS Web Site