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Winchester Churches Nightshelter

Winchester Churches Nightshelter is open 365 days a year offering an essential lifeline and first port of call for those in crisis.

We provide high quality accommodation and food, a safe and caring temporary home, and specialist support to restore self-esteem, develop skills, and support people back into long-term accommodation and independent living. Our aim is to enable people to rebuild their lives and escape homelessness for good.


We are delighted to announce that the volunteers at the Winchester Churches Nightshelter have received the prestigious honour of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) for 2017. The winners of the QAVS for 2017 were announced on June 2nd to honour their outstanding contributions to their local communities.

Nightshelter Manager, Michele Price, said: “It is wonderful to see our volunteers recognised for their ongoing and selfless support. Without them, we would not be able to provide our extensive service to those suffering homelessness in Hampshire. The Nightshelter operates with just 13 mainly part time paid staff: our volunteers are the beating heart of the organisation.”

The Winchester Churches Nightshelter would like to extend its warmest thanks to all of its volunteers. Their invaluable contributions are the cornerstone in which the Nightshelter can continue its vision to enable people to escape homelessness.

Click here for more details about the QAVS and the Nightshelter's attendance at the recent Royal Garden Party held at Buckingham Palace honouring the award winners!

Piano + Vocal Music Charity Gig - A Success!

An electric evening at the Winchester Discovery Centre listening to new music from Jake Gauntlett, Max Rhodes and our two Nightshelter residents, Anthony and Alex. Get a flavour of the night's music on our YouTube Channel playlist below. Thank you to everyone who attended, all of our performers and the folks at the Winchester Discovery Centre

Nightshelter opens its doors to the public

A report on the recent open day has been made available by ITV local news. To view it please click here.

WCNS YouTube Videos

Visit our Youtube channel for some inspirational short films we've made about homelessness.


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06 July 2017

Nightshelter finds its voice with Community Choir


02 June 2017

Nightshelter Manager meets The Queen as Volunteers receive Royal Award


31 March 2017

Piano and Vocal Evening - May 10th @ Winchester Discovery Centre


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Homelessness does not respect geographical boundaries. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, as this article highlight… https://t.co/lqVv4QgE7k

18 July 2017

Could #HousingFirst provide a more effective solution to tackling UK homelessness? #TuesdayThoughts from https://t.co/bfhgWGZF0g

18 July 2017

Great to talk to our local #WinchesterDiscoverers group yesterday about our vital work with #Hampshire's #homeless.

18 July 2017

Last month, we successfully helped four of our residents move on into new accommodation. Always sad to say goodbye, but for a great reason!

11 July 2017

Great to know how redistribute surplus food to those in need. #FeedPeopleFirst. https://t.co/2iDrrak81g

11 July 2017