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Winter Night Shelter Review

Winter Night Shelter Review

Our first Winter Night Shelter season at the new venue drew to a close at the end of April this year and was a great success. In 3 months, we provided overnight accommodation for 15 people and, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Case Manager, Noreen, we were able to move 12 people into sustainable, good quality and long term (6 months+) accommodation and 1 person into temporary accommodation.

We noticed the huge difference in the quality of service we are able to provide from a venue with single room accommodation. Our biggest piece of feedback from guests was how much they appreciated having their own room where they could sleep uninterrupted and leaving belongings knowing they would be safe.

The Winter Night Shelter simply wouldn’t have been possible without the monumental effort of our volunteers. Led by our Volunteer Manager, Georgia, 180 volunteers came together to show compassion and commitment to supporting our guests.

In the last month of the night shelter, we piloted our Day Centre with guests to listen to what services, activities and atmosphere they would like to see develop over the next few months. The year-round Day Centre is now fully up and running as an open drop-in for anyone who’s homeless or experiencing homelessness. The day centre runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-1pm.

Below is a visual summary of our Winter Night Shelter season and we’re looking forward to opening it again in October 2022!

 

 

Day Centre Opening!

Day Centre Opening!

Our Day Centre will be opening on Monday 9 May for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness. It will be an open drop-in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-1pm at 360 Middle Park Avenue, SE9 5QH. … Read more...
Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

Night Shelter The night shelter has been open for just over 3 months and we are really starting to see the positive impact that having a static shelter has on the wellbeing of our guests. Being based in one location … Read more...
Community Award Winners!

Community Award Winners!

We were delighted to win the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Community Award. It was an inspiring and moving evening hearing about all the incredible work that’s going on in Greenwich. A proud moment to accept the award on behalf of … Read more...

February Newsletter

February Newsletter
On Monday, our doors opened and we welcomed our first two guests at Greenwich Winter Night Shelter. We now have 4 guests who are settled in and referrals are picking up by the day. We have been humbled and encouraged … Read more...
January Newsletter

January Newsletter

We’re excited to announce that we will be opening in just under two weeks on Monday 24 January! Building renovation The bulk of the renovation work is complete and we are now onto the final touches! We have scheduled two … Read more...
We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Trustee Board

We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Trustee Board

We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees at Greenwich Winter Night Shelter. The treasurer will have responsibility for finance and will maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, ensure its continued viability and ensure … Read more...

Furniture Wishlist

We are at the stage where we can start furnishing the building. We have received a number of requests about furniture donations so have put together a list of everything we’re looking for. We are particularly in need of: Single … Read more...
Furniture Wishlist
December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Renovation update Thank you to everyone who joined the Renovation Day on Saturday to help paint and decorate the building – the amount of progress made in one day was unbelievable. There’s still a lot to do so we’ve scheduled … Read more...
Join our renovation day!

Join our renovation day!

Join us on Saturday 11th December to help decorate our new venue. It’s a large building and we need a small army of volunteers to start making the building feel like a home. There will be something for everybody … Read more...