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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!

Kings' School students learn about homelessness during visit

A group of Year 8 students from Kings' School in Winchester visited the Nightshelter this week (20th July) to learn more about issues relating to homelessness. The pupils, who are aged 12 and 13, were accompanied by their teacher and enjoyed a tour of our 17-bed premises. The group were surprised at how homely the Nightshelter is and by the length of time that residents stay here - sometimes for a number of months... Read more

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18 August 2017

Pioneer Cycling Club donation helps sock it to homelessness in Winchester


11 August 2017

Summer social - Nightshelter trip to the seaside


11 August 2017

The Mayor of Winchester visits the Nightshelter


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Lovely donation from and Alresford's #PioneerCyclingClub - 54 pairs of lovely woolly socks! Thanks all… https://t.co/4M891zQPXd

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Could you be a home cook for the Nightshelter? It's a fantastic way to volunteer for us - from the comfort of your… https://t.co/aXO4rFEXZH

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Great first delivery from today, helping to redistribute food waste to charities. Thanks guys! https://t.co/HySycdbSu9

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Great pics of players helping to raise awareness of homelessness with vendors in… https://t.co/yypHTjY7uI

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