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

Would you like to see the end of homelessness?

Join @crisis_uk today from 4pm for reflections on ... what lockdown has meant for people experiencing homelessness, creative conversations about where we go now and what #Homeforall signifies. Get involved and be part of the change....

Looking for a summer holiday activity?

We are encouraging young fundraisers to get creative and ... find a way to do something positive from home to help people without a home.

Find out more about our #HomeHero summer campaign: https://wcns.org.uk/blog/be-a-home-hero/

#Winchester #homelessness

Five years ago, the Nightshelter opened a new door of opportunity for people experiencing ... homelessness.

We rented a house giving residents a move on option which provides independence but still has the support of our staff.

This has been life changing for many residents.

Want to know more?


Home Hero

Be a Home Hero

24 hour bounce

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Stay 24/7 Appeal

Stay 24/7 Appeal