Winter Night Shelter Provisions

Headline Date 04-12-2019

This winter, provisions will continue or all those who are homeless and sleeping rough on the streets of Victoria and Westminster.

The Community Intervention Team (CIT) will be out engaging with those that are homeless and directing them to ‘Crisis at Christmas pick up points’. From there, they’ll be taken to one of the London Hubs.

Crisis at Christmas will be opening their doors from 23 December until 29 December on a 24-hour basis to cater for vulnerable individuals’ needs. If you would like to volunteer for this great service, please click here.

If the temperature drops below zero degrees Westminster Council outreach workers engage the Serious Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) to ensure rough sleepers are not in harm during extreme cold weather, and to encourage rough sleepers into accommodation during the whole winter period. Click here to find out more about this service.

How you can help

StreetLink is a charity locating rough sleepers and connecting them with local services. You can help by alerting StreetLink to people you see on the street via their website. Giving details such as location, a description of the individual and the times you see them there can help take someone from sleeping on the street to getting them back on their feet.

There are also other ways to help through donating to local services. The Hidden Netowork is a hidden network of dedicated professionals and volunteers is working around the clock to end rough sleeping in Westminster. They provide services such as counselling, befriending and addiction recovery, and they help with securing long-term employment and accommodation. The network’s partners are Turning Point, The Connection at St Martin’s, St Mungo’s, The Passage, Look Ahead, West London Mission and Westminster City Council’s specialised services. To find out more click here

If you have any enquiries you may contact Josh Brown who is the Community Liaison Coordinator on the following email or call on 0795 4582 248

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