Greenwich Winter Night Shelter
The Greenwich Winter Night Shelter operates during the coldest months of every winter from November to March/April. It is hosted at St George’s on Tuesday nights.
The shelter offers safe overnight accommodation for homeless people irrespective of race, creed or background. We host up to 15 guests who are referred to us by partner referral agencies.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is unlikely that GWNS will be able to operate as normal during the winter season of 2020/2021. GWNS is working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to see how it can continue to support homeless people in Greenwich this winter season.
At St George’s we collect food to donate to the Greenwich Foodbank, which distributes food to those in need in our community. You can bring food donations to the church on Sunday mornings. For more information, visit the Greenwich Foodbank website.
The most-needed items are:
Long-life fruit juice
Greenwich Foodbank updates its shopping lists online, so next time you’re out shopping, click on the link to find out in real time what’s on the red list of most-needed food.
Greenwich Sanctuary Project
St George’s is a leading organisation in a collaborative effort to provide housing and hospitality to Syrian refugee families in Greenwich through the Greenwich Sanctuary Project. Daily management of the project is provided by the Greenwich Islamic Centre with funds from the Borough Council. We work with the Borough Council, the Greenwich Islamic Centre, the Greenwich Inclusion Project, the Migrant Hub, and several faith and community groups to help support the incoming families as they transition to life in the UK.
There are opportunities for interested people who wish to serve as volunteers, ESOL teachers and helpers with learning the English language, translators and counsellors, and we coordinate donations of furniture, white goods and other necessities.
Volunteers and donations are coordinated through Refugees Welcome Greenwich.