We are the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter
– a practical response to homelessness.
We are a volunteer-led charity that relies heavily on the generous time given by each of our volunteers.
Supporting the homeless,
challenging homelessness.
‘It’s the highlight of my week, the team I am with are lovely and there is such a sense of being of real practical help.’ – volunteer
We have over 300 volunteers who facilitate the shelter, chat and mix with guests and ensure a friendly, peaceful and homely atmosphere.

Greenwich Winter Night Shelter

We are very excited to announce that we will be opening in January 2022 from our new building in Eltham! We are currently looking for volunteers, see our get involved page for more info. 

Our mission

We provide a safe, warm and judgement free environment for people experiencing homelessness to recharge and be supported into more sustainable housing. We believe that everyone has a right to a roof over their head and will advocate on behalf of our guests to work towards breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Our values

Hospitality – offering a safe and respectful space, meeting our guests’ practical needs, and giving them dignity

Inclusiveness – welcoming guests and volunteers from any background; we are rooted in the community

Christianity in action – a practical expression of our faith


Greenwich Winter Night Shelter takes safeguarding very seriously. If you have any concerns about anyone’s safety, please find out what to do by reading about our safeguarding procedures on our about us page.

Useful links

Royal Borough of Greenwich homelessness page
Manna Society
999 club

Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required