Glasgow Winter Night Shelter
Providing emergency accommodation to Glasgow's rough sleepers
Rough sleepers and people with nowhere else to sleep are welcome to use the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter for emergency accommodation during the coldest months of winter. In the mornings, we'll connect people to Glasgow City Council's homelessness case team in order that homeless accommodation can be found. We'll also connect people healthcare and other services at our city centre project and other services in the city operated by our partners.
The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter operates during December 1st to March 31st.
Find out more about who uses the night shelter and why:
> Monitoring report for winter 2016/17 (pdf)
> Blog: do people ever really chose to sleep rough?
> Blog: reflections on my night at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter
> Video: watch what happens at the Glasgow Night Shelter
The 2015-16 Glasgow Winter Night Shelter has been the busiest to date, with some 605 individuals using the shelter 4,060 times. On 32 occasions the shelter was full, something not witnessed in any previous year. The project ran from December 1 to March 31, an extra month than normal due to demand and thanks to funding from the Rangers Charity Foundation. Like for like figures (Dec-Feb) saw 474 people this year versus 407 last year access the service 2,906 times versus 1,501 times - a 94% increase in presentations.
Download the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter 2014-15 monitoring report (pdf), produced by our partners Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN).
In 2013-14, 358 individual people benefited from the lifeline service.
Partnership Award Finalist
The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter is a project managed by Glasgow City Mission in partnership with charities, organisations and housing associations concerned with tackling homelessness. It has been named a Finalist in The Herald Society Awards 2016 - Partnership Award. Partners include NHS Hunter Street, Turning Point Scotland, Glasgow Homelessness Network, Glasgow Simon Community, Blue Triangle, Lodging House, Marie Trust, Community Safety Glasgow and Shelter Scotland.