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Rebuilding lives, one night at a time


Winchester Churches Nightshelter is open 365 days a year and provides accommodation, food and vital support services to help break the cycle of homelessness and enable our residents to rebuild their lives.

We offer much more than just a bed for the night; our aim is to create a safe, caring temporary home for our residents, and give support when it’s needed most. Our provision includes comfortable accommodation, a nutritious menu and wide-ranging services to restore self-esteem, develop skills, and support people back into long-term accommodation and independent living.

Our vision is to transform lives, inspire hope and end homelessness.

Last year we…

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Gave 92 people a bed
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Served 12,675 meals to our residents
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Provided 259 hours of free counselling and psychotherapy
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Helped 47 people to successfully move on

We’re winners of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Need an activity up your sleeve to keep little hands & minds busy?

How about creating a ... painting, poem, inspiring message or joke for our walls to cheer up our residents during lockdown? Grown ups welcome to get involved too!

More info: https://wcns.org.uk/blog/ways-you-can-help-during-the-pandemic/

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The pressures and impact of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns are being felt by many people.

Read... Rachel's story of how she became homeless in lockdown.

#Homelessness #Lockdown #reallife

https://wcns.org.uk/blog/homeless-in-lockdown/

Since this week's lockdown announcement we have been busy putting further measures in place to keep ... our residents, volunteers and staff safe.

Lockdown might make it tricky to help in some of the usual ways but here are ideas of how to help from home...

https://wcns.org.uk/blog/ways-you-can-help-during-the-pandemic/

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