Unit 13 Springfield House
5 Tyssen St
Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS)
Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS) provides a hot meal and a warm bed for homeless guests who would otherwise be out on the streets during the coldest winter months.
Each night of the week a different church hall opens its doors and volunteers from all walks of life welcome up to 25 guests per night from November through to the end of March.
During the season we work with more than 80 guests and throughout the year our link workers continue to assist them with finding more stable accommodation, addressing health and legal issues, and rebuilding their lives after homelessness.
Hackney Winter Night Shelter has been opening doors to homeless people in the borough since 1993. It is run by Hackney Doorways, a registered charity.