The Vision

The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter provides an overnight shelter during December to March. It is hosted each night by one of seven town centre churches . The shelter accommodates up to twelve people per night. We provide a warm and safe place for our guests.

Guests can freshen up, enjoy a hot nourishing dinner, spend the evening in a warm and safe place, share time in friendly company, sleep in a clean and comfortable bed and eat a good breakfast in the morning before they depart for the day. Several of our venues have showers.

The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter works alongside many agencies in Ipswich, including the Ipswich Locality Homelessness Partnership.

We encourage our guests to access the help and advice they need in order to restore their lives. We support them to find long-term accommodation, regain their self-esteem and find their place in society.

All guests need to go through our booking process before they can stay.

A group of volunteers meet regularly to plan the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter. They form our Core Team and they work closely with Selig Suffolk staff.