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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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21 July 2017

Kings' School students learn about homelessness first hand during visit


06 July 2017

Nightshelter finds its voice with Community Choir


02 June 2017

Nightshelter Manager meets The Queen as Volunteers receive Royal Award


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Lovely postcard all the way from one of our supporters in Wales, sending us some blankets for use by our residents.… https://t.co/RThVWwxngJ

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Fantastic work from students who joined us this week to do some baking followed by a cake sale in aid of the N… https://t.co/yjlLToNkBn

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Kings' School visited the Nightshelter last week to learn about homelessness. Great to show young people around: https://t.co/BLv2jydQ3Y

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Fancy a treat? Head down to and buy something tasty from volunteers who are selling cakes in aid… https://t.co/rd74sZBxTM

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Happy Monday everyone! A great morning to cook up something tasty in our resident cooking and nutrition workshops.… https://t.co/KYZMpyN8RY

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