The Eastbourne Winter Night Shelter is provided by several Eastbourne churches cooperating together and offers supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping during the extreme winter months (December – February inclusive), on the streets of Eastbourne.
All guests wishing to access theWinter Night Shelter are required to come through our Registration Process. Potential guests can be referred to us via many different agencies including Matthew 25 Mission, the Salvation Army, Foodbank,Fatfleshed Ministries and others.
To access the Winter Night Shelter guests are invited to attend a short interview with the referral team, Monday – Friday, 1pm – 3pm at Christ Church, Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7NN. Specific interview times can be arranged by the referring agencies during these times on behalf of guests, or directly by guests, by calling the WNS telephone: 07932 407730.
For more details, including information for weekends, see the section on our Frequently Asked Questions page here.
What kind of shelter?
We aim to provide a warm, safe and friendly environment between the hours of 7.00pm (doors open) and 8.00am (guests depart) This encompasses mealtimes at evening and breakfast and a period of interacting with the guests during the evening. We engage in a variety of activities, including games, DVDs and discussions.
If you would like to find out about volunteering at the shelter please click here.
View the other pages from the menu to find out how you and your church can be a part of this ministry of compassion.