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GWNS Project/Organisational Development Manager

Greenwich Winter Night Shelter is seeking a Project/Organisational Development Manager. Full details of the role, and information on how to apply, can be found in this document.

GWNS Food Project

GWNS Food Project

Over the past six winters, GWNS has provided a safe and welcome refuge to homeless people over some of the coldest months of the year. However, as a result of the pandemic, we are sadly not able to offer accommodation … Read more...
Favourite Recipes to Feed a Crowd or Friends, illustrated by Amabel Barlow

Favourite Recipes to Feed a Crowd or Friends, illustrated by Amabel Barlow

A beautifully illustrated recipe book is for sale at £10 from the charity to support our fundraising efforts in 2020/1. What a year we have all had and this recipe book will help the charity raise much needed funds to … Read more...
GWNS presented with special award from the Royal Borough of Greenwich

GWNS presented with special award from the Royal Borough of Greenwich

We are pleased to let you know that Greenwich Winter Night Shelter won the Leader’s Special Civic Award as part of the Royal Greenwich Civic Awards 2020. The certificate with which GWNS Trustees were presented explained that the award ‘is … Read more...
Independent review

Independent review

To help continue the excellent work done in the Shelter, the Trustees commissioned an independent review into the workings of the Shelter. The reviewer, Emma Neill, spoke to many people involved with the Shelter and was very positive in her … Read more...
Annual report

Annual report

The 2019-20 Shelter – our sixth year – was a busy one, with hundreds of volunteers giving their time and energy to support dozens of guests. We opened our doors to homeless guests from November 2019 to March 2020 and … Read more...
Shelter update

Shelter update

The Trustees of the GWNS met last night and, following the most recent Government advice, made the difficult decision to close the shelter two weeks earlier than planned on the morning of Thursday 19th March. Please be reassured that GWNS … Read more...

Concert in aid of GWNS

Concert in aid of GWNS Concert in aid of GWNS Popular classics for cello, voice and piano performed by the Charlton Ensemble on Sunday 26th January at 7pm at St Thomas Church, Woodland Terrace, Charlton SE7 8EW Tickets £10 on the door or ring 07989 … Read more...

New Venue for GWNS 2019/20 season

New Venue for GWNS 2019/20 season The venue for Saturday nights for the 2019/20 season will be St Richard’s Church Centre, 2 Swallowfield Road, London SE7 7NR. It is near to local buses and Charlton station and will be a comfortable and welcoming venue. Saturday nights … Read more...
2018-2019 Outcomes

2018-2019 Outcomes

Brackets reflect 2017-2018 numbers We received 94 referrals last year. The shortest stay was 1 night, the longest was 65 nights. In total GWNS provided 1298 bed nights and at the close of the Shelter more than half of our … Read more...