Helping Bexley's Homeless Men

Current Vacancy

Bexley Winter Shelter seeks a Guest Case Co-Ordinator to start in December 2021 for the coming Winter Season. If you wish to know more or to be considered for this paid role please refer to this role description which includes contact details.

Covid-19 Update

In line with government guidance, Bexley Winter Shelter is having to support the homeless slightly differently in 2021 compared with previous years and not quite as described elsewhere on this website. We are conscious that as the economic impact of Covid-19 bites, the numbers of homeless will escalate and, with that in mind we have worked hard to identify and finance other means of accommodating and supporting them which is exactly what we aim to continue doing – subject to any new restrictions – during the months of January to March.

About Bexley Winter Shelter

A group of churches in the London Borough of Bexley  come together each winter to provide overnight accommodation, hot meals, help and support. At this stage, the Shelter’s resources and available venues limit us to making spaces available only to homeless men who, often through no fault of their own, find themselves sleeping rough on the streets and roads of the borough during the months of January to March.

Started in 2016, Bexley Winter Shelter is a registered charity and operates nightly from seven venues in the Borough which open their doors and provide refreshments and a hot evening meal. Comfortable bedding is provided in a safe, warm and secure environment followed by a cooked breakfast and something for our guests to take with them when they leave for the day.

How The Shelter is Organised

Each shelter is run by volunteers and finances are accumulated through the very generous gifts and grants from individuals, churches and other organisations. The running of the shelter is overseen and organised by a steering committee and a group of Trustees.

We also work alongside Housing Justice, a national organisation  which has provided practical and financial support. We have a comprehensive range of policies covering all aspects of running such a project and engaging with volunteers and guests as well as the appropriate insurance cover.

Do You Need Somewhere to Stay?

Bexley Winter Shelter is not a “drop-in” centre and anyone wishing to access the venues is required to attend an assessment. This ensures that the guest is likely to be happy at the venues and that Bexley Winter Shelter is able to meet a guest’s needs. 

If you are male, homeless and would welcome a warm bed, friendly faces and a hot evening meal please do call or use the contact form to arrange a short assessment.

Please be Aware

If Invited to Stay, You Will be Required to Sign up to and Observe the Rules of The Shelter. Click on Icon above for the Shelter Rules.

To Arrange Your Assessment

Please Use the Contact Form Below

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