Winchester Churches Nightshelter – offering hope and help to the homeless
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.
Nightshelter volunteers recognised with prestigious local award
Our volunteers have received a prestigious local award for making an outstanding contribution to the community.
The High Sheriff of Hampshire Community Award 2013 was given to Nightshelter volunteers in recognition of the work they do to help tackle and alleviate homelessness in Winchester and the wider Hampshire area.
The Nightshelter was one of several local charities whose volunteers were shortlisted for the prize, which was formally presented at a reception at The Great Hall in Winchester on Saturday 1st March. Michele Price, Nightshelter Manager said, "We are thrilled that the hard work and dedication of our volunteers has been recognised by the High Sheriff of Hampshire. We offer a vital service to the homeless that is sadly so much in demand, but we couldn't help as many people as we do without the important contribution of these volunteers, whose commitment and generosity are celebrated by this award. They deserve it, and we would like to say a big thank you to them."