Welcome to the NEWway Project night shelter
The NEWway Project night shelter runs for 5 months between October and March.
Helping homeless people with a Newham connection. We are a low needs shelter with a maximum of 15 beds for a period of 28 nights.
Every winter, a number of churches in Newham open their doors to our night shelter guests who are referred to us by specialist support agencies. Guests are served a hot meal, given friendly company and a safe, warm place to sleep. We are also able to offer 1-2-1 advocacy for all guests, delivered by our trained advocates. Guests are assisted in securing more long-term accommodation as well as being supported with overcoming barriers and moving out of their situation.
We work alongside the Salvation Army and our sister organisation, the NEWday project, in which guests an make use of free showers, laundry facilities and access further support.
NEWway project is part funded by Newham Council. Our night shelter operates solely with the amazing dedication of volunteers.
Over the past seven years, we have opened on 976 nights and provided 12,173 beds to 575 guests. Our volunteers have served 24,695 hot meals and our advocates have helped 312 people to stay permanently away from the streets.
A Place for Homeless People.
A place of Purpose and Belonging
Our shelter is proud to hold the
'Excellent Practice Standard'
Check out our 2019 video