Shelter Map

See if there's a shelter project in your local area on our Housing Justice Church and Community Night Shelter Map. Read more

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol

SWEP is an emergency humanitarian response to extreme weather, intended to be activated at short notice, and to alleviate the health impacts of such conditions. This primarily takes the form of shelter or short-term accommodation. Read more

Housing Justice Quality Mark

Housing Justice offers a quality mark for Church and Community night shelters as a way of bench marking basic standards for shelters across the country and incorporate best practice in our work. Crucially, the Quality Mark is a recognised assurance to funders, local authorities, insurers, shelter guests and the local community that the shelter is run to the highest standard. Read more

Church and community night shelters

Housing Justice supports churches and community groups to set up, sustain and develop winter night shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Typically, a shelter is open from November to March and operates from a different church each night of the week. Guests are provided with a cooked evening meal, somewhere to sleep, and breakfast before they leave in the morning. Most shelters have a referral procedure and aim to help guests find accommodation and step back into settled society. Read more

Shelters forums

Housing Justice helps to facilitate a series of forums that offer peer support and enable the sharing of best practice in both England and Wales. Read more