After putting in place new procedures and strategies, we remain open during the Coronavirus pandemic for our current residents who are experiencing homelessness. At present, we do NOT have any confirmed cases of the virus at the Nightshelter. If you are able to help us to stay open either by volunteering or donating please contact admin@wcns.org.uk or go to the relevant pages on our website.  Thank you for all the amazing support so far.

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

How do we end homelessness? By working together.

That is exactly what we are doing over the next ... two days as four of our of staff attend (virtually) the annual @HomelessLink #RoughSleepingConf2020 along with over 380 others.

Together we will find a way forward.

Lockdown maybe easing but we're determined to keep our 24/7 opening hours for as long as possible. ... Our residents still need the Nightshelter as a base all night AND all day.

Please help us to make this possible and support our Stay 24/7 Appeal: https://wcns.org.uk/blog/stay-24-7-appeal/

We received a very touching email this week from a ten year old girl keen to make a difference.

We... were so moved by her determination to do something to help, and her eagerness to take matters into her own hands and make a positive change.

#community #kindness #Winchester

Want to know more?


24 hour bounce

Superstar siblings!

Stay 24/7 Appeal

Stay 24/7 Appeal

Nightshelter fundraiser

Bouncing for the Nightshelter