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 the Winter 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, Eastbourne council and others.
To access the Winter Night Shelter guests are invited to attend a short interview with the referral team.
Interviews are by appointment ONLY and can be arranged by calling: 07932 407730. (from 18th November)
Interviews take place Monday – Friday, 1pm – 3pm. Check in at Matthew 25, Brodie Hall, Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7NN. Weekend and emergency interviews outside of these hours can be arranged if necessary.
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.