The Haven - KCAH's Winter Night Shelter

We also run a Winter Night Shelter annually. We are currently (August 2019) in the process of organising the one we're opening this coming autumn/winter. Please stay tuned for opening date and further details. If you are interested in volunteering at the Night Shelter, please contact


Joel Community Night Shelter

In April 2014, The Joel Community Night Shelter opened up a permanent night shelter at St Peter’s Church in Norbiton. This is a safe haven for people who present themselves as homeless at the KCAH office and would otherwise be rough sleeping or "sofa surfing" among friends and family until they outstay their welcome. The shelter provides a warm welcome, a hot evening meal, a safe bed for the night, and breakfast.

KCAH clients can be referred to the Joel Night Shelter by The Housing Crisis Intervention Service (HCIS) at KCAH. Our HCIS staff then work closely with these clients in order to try and find them somewhere more sustainable to live. KCAH is the primary referral agency for this night shelter.

See their website for further information.


YMCA St Paul's Group in Surbiton

The hostel at YMCA Surbiton has a nomination agreement with the Royal Borough of Kingston for 90 bed spaces. The hostel also accepts referrals from Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness. The hostel does not take self-referrals.

Length of stay

  • Minimum 1 month
  • Maximum 2 years
  • Average 18 months

See their website for further information.