We open 2nd January
Volunteers Urgently Required
We’re counting down to the Shelter’s 2020 opening and are short of the volunteers we need safely to care for our guests. Please head to the Volunteer page if you feel able to give some of your time.
Helping Bexley's Homeless Men
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 and Cornerstone, a local charity which undertakes our guest assessments. 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 which is carried out by our partner charity, Cornerstone. 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.
To Arrange Your Assessment
Either Telephone Cornerstone to arrange an assessment on: