I am homeless

The C4WS winter night shelter operates from the beginning of November to the end of March each year. During these months, C4WS takes referrals for homeless people wishing to access the shelter from a number of agencies in the Borough of Camden and the surrounding area.

If you are in need of emergency accommodation, you can visit one of the agencies we work with listed below for an assessment of your situation. The agency will explain to you how the shelter works, and if you both think that the shelter is a suitable option, they can make a referral. Please note, you must make contact through one of these agencies, as we are not able to accept self-referrals.


Day centres open to all

The London Irish Centre 
50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB 
Advice Service: (open to all, not just Irish citizens) 
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm; Wednesday 2-4pm; Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.

The London Jesus Centre 
83 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TB 
Advice Service: Monday – Friday, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30-3pm

For asylum seekers, refugees and failed asylum seekers

Red Cross Refugee Unit (for refugees and asylum seekers) 
Aztec Row, 5 Berners Road, London N1 0PW. Tel: 020 7704 5670 
Advice Service: by appointment only. Please call to book an appointment.

For people with a local connection to the Borough of Camden 

(you must have lived in Camden for six months out of the last twelve, or three years out of the last five)

Camden Housing Options and Advice Service, Camden Council 
5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. Tel: 020 7974 4444 
Open: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Spectrum Centre 
6 - 8 Greenland Street, London, NW1 0ND 
Advice Service: Monday – Friday, 9.30am-7.00pm

For young people aged 16-21

New Horizons Youth Centre 
68 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JR 
Advice Service: For a same-day housing appointment, arrive at New Horizons by 10.15am. Open Monday – Sunday, 10.30am-4pm