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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!

Piano + Vocal Music Charity Gig - A Success!

An electric evening at the Winchester Discovery Centre listening to new music from Jake Gauntlett, Max Rhodes and our two Nightshelter residents, Anthony and Alex. Get a flavour of the night's music on our YouTube Channel playlist below. Thank you to everyone who attended, all of our performers and the folks at the Winchester Discovery Centre

Nightshelter opens its doors to the public

A report on the recent open day has been made available by ITV local news. To view it please click here.

WCNS YouTube Videos

Visit our Youtube channel for some inspirational short films we've made about homelessness.


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02 June 2017

Nightshelter Manager meets The Queen as Volunteers receive Royal Award


31 March 2017

Piano and Vocal Evening - May 10th @ Winchester Discovery Centre


21 December 2016

Toddlers and parents support Nightshelter


For regular updates on the Nightshelter follow @WinShelter on Twitter


Come on #HampshireHour, don't be shy! Please donate any spare blankets you may have to the Nightshelter so that we can help #roughsleepers.

yesterday at 19:30

Blankets! We still need some #HampshireHour! If you have any at home that you can donate, we'd love to take them off your hands. Please RT!

yesterday at 19:10

We're on the hunt for volunteer evening cooks! If you love cooking & want to use your culinary skills to help the #homeless, give us a call!

yesterday at 17:02

Thanks to the lovely lady who just dropped off some blankets & cushions following a house move. Having a clear out? Give us a call!

yesterday at 15:30

Blankets! We still need some! If you have any spare ones at home, please donate to the Nightshelter, as our blanket store is running low.

yesterday at 12:31