Hackney Doorways

November night shelter

We currently operate a winter night shelter between January and March. We would like to extend the operation of Hackney Winter Night Shelter to November, from November 2012. This will cost around £20,000 per year.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 June 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 November 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1139183)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • OtherOther




We break the cycle of homelessness by using Hackney Winter Night Shelter to identify homeless people in the area. While the shelter is open our Link Worker finds accommodation for as many of our guests as possible. Then our link worker and befriending team provide year-round support and advocacy for our guests to help them stay in their accommodation.


The streets can be a very social place. Being accommodated - while safe and secure - can be very lonely. It is tempting to want to return to the streets to re-connect socially. Our link worker and befrienders support our guests in their accommodation, helping them to build new social networks that help them to remain accommodated. We are so successful that we now have ex-guests helping to run the charity and its services.