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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.

Night shelter 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.

Full time project worker vacancy

We are looking for a full-time Project Worker to join our team. We are a small charity dedicated to giving hope and help to the Homeless.

Initially the job is based on 2 or 3 overnight shifts per week (approx 40 hours). The successful applicant will be a highly motivated person who is prepared to work flexible work patterns and hours, and who can work as part of a dedicated team. Some day-time training and team meetings will be required. This is a varied, challenging and rewarding job which involves leadership skills to manage the Nightshelter at night, follow our safeguarding policies and working alongside our large team of volunteers as well as being responsible for the safety and welfare of our 17 residents. Previous experience of working with vulnerable adults (mental health, substance misuse, and offenders) is necessary & enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

If you would like an application form, please send a CV to admin@wcns.org.uk. For more information please click here for the full job description ( PDF ).

WCNS YouTube Videos

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


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28 October 2016

Music for the Nightshelter


18 October 2016

AGM and Supporters Evening


18 October 2016

Annual Report 2015-2016


For regular updates on the Nightshelter follow @WinShelter on Twitter


Good to see Royal Support for homeless problems. Well done HRH! https://t.co/hljSpOSyO9 #homelessness

13 February 2017

Lovely end to the week with a donation from our friends . Thank you guys! https://t.co/rDrBLjEGj1

10 February 2017

Staff learned more about housing, criminal and family law this morning. Up to date info helps us bet… https://t.co/Egr192aS6N

08 February 2017

RT Incredible, Trinity and received £2600 through #SpareChange boxes across city! Thanks

04 February 2017

Catch up now if you missed this great summary of our work on the TV news https://t.co/fgnoIGwodT

03 February 2017