Much more than a nightshelter, the charity's services enable people to break the cycle of homelessness for good and rebuild their lives.
Winchester Churches Nightshelter has been supporting people experiencing homelessness for over thirty years. Located on Jewry Street, the Nightshelter has ten bedrooms and last year accommodated 116 people. We deliver vital one-to-one support to residents and provide the opportunity for people to make positive steps forward. Support available to residents includes counselling, psychotherapy, addiction support, tenancy training, budgeting support and employment advice. We also have two supported housing projects where residents are able to move and live independently but still with the support of the Project Workers at the Nightshelter. Since the country went into lockdown in March, the Nightshelter has adapted to become a 24 hour service open all day and night every day of the week. This has enabled residents to stay safe during Covid-19 and receive essential wrap around care. Why not give someone a safe place to stay this Christmas? Just £10 will give someone without a home a bed for the night, a homecooked dinner, breakfast, toiletries, clothes and a second chance. Head over to the Nightshelter website to see how you can receive a free guardian angel when you donate £10 (whilst stocks last). The Nightshelter is selling Christmas cards featuring local Winchester scenes and a children's book written by a local author. Information about how to purchase these items and support the charity can be found on our website.