Winter Shelters 2015-16
A range of Winter Shelters (or Cold Weather Shelters) operate in London each winter. Some open just for a week over Christmas, others are open for several months. They vary in size from about 10 to 30 spaces, although Crisis at Christmas accommodates several hundred people.
Referrals into a winter shelter are usually co-ordinated by one local organisation. Although they may take referrals directly from homeless individuals or from any agency, there is often an expectation that a referring agency will be responsible for providing ongoing support to the person and helping with their move on.
This listing may be updated as the winter progresses and more information becomes available about some of the shelters.