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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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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


21 December 2016

Toddlers and parents support Nightshelter


For regular updates on the Nightshelter follow @WinShelter on Twitter


Thanks to everyone who donated, volunteered or supported us in other ways this week. You're brilliant, you are! Have a good weekend!

yesterday at 15:01

More amazing food donations today! So lucky to be supported by such brilliant local shops & businesses keen to help alleviate #homelessness.

yesterday at 12:01

Would you like to volunteer for an amazing local charity changing the lives of homeless people? Then we need you! https://t.co/efGkZrHw8I

yesterday at 09:00

Want to do donate something small but really helpful? Check out our June 'Most Wanted Items' list for inspiration: https://t.co/NWg4CSxwyu

22 June 2017

View the short news segment by during their recent visit to the Nightshelter, highlighting our work: https://t.co/sf0laE8LaO

22 June 2017