Winter Night Shelter 


During the Winter months, local churches in Torbay work together to provide somewhere warm and safe for those people who would normally be sleeping rough on the streets. Each night during the week a different church provides this safe place.

ToWNS (Torbay Winter Night Shelter) is organised by Gerston Christian Centre in Paignton and Christians Together in Torquay. The Night Shelter is run by volunteers from these local churches and follow guidelines set out by Housing Justice

Each church provides the guests with a hot evening meal, overnight accommodation and breakfast the following morning. Our church family are also collecting new items (hats, gloves, underwear and toiletries) to provide for our guests. 

Upton Vale has been involved with the Night Shelter for several years and this year we are hosting guests on Friday nights from 8 February to 8 March.

If you'd like to find out more about the Night Shelter, please contact Becky Stockley via our Contact Us page.

Judith Baker, 04/02/2019