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.

One Shelter | Seven Venues

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are unfortunately not able to offer overnight accommodation to guests. We have, however, launched a new project which provides hot meals to those in need in the local area. Click on get involved to find out more. 

Our mission

Our mission is best summarised by Hebrews 13: 1-2

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

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

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