The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter is a facility that runs every night from 1 December 2018 to 31 March 2019 for those who are in need of a place to sleep.

The shelter is located at 35 East Campbell Street, just off the Gallowgate and is close to the city centre. The Shelter has a capacity of 40 beds, but more often than not it doesn’t reach capacity. The past three years have been hectic for the Shelter. Last year, it had 600 guests, staying for 3,800 bed nights. Given the rise in homeless in the past few years, it’s crucial to get this information out into the public domain, so that no one goes for a night without a warm bed to sleep in. The Shelter is open to anyone in need from the age of 16+ and the doors open at 10pm each night.

If you come across someone that is sleeping in the street, or in need of assistance, please contact:

RSVP (Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People)
Known as “The Street Team”
0800 027 7466
A street outreach service to help and support people sleeping rough (or risk of) to access accommodation and any other services appropriate to their needs.
Call us free from a payphone 8am – 11pm,
7 Days A Week, 365 Days A Year.

Glasgow City Mission
0141 221 2630
20 Crimea St, Glasgow G2 8PW
Providing Christian Care since 1826.
Advice and support for homeless and vulnerable people, including food, clothes, showers, activities, IT and advocacy, also an International Café.
Evening Drop In
Monday – Friday: 7:30pm -10pm
Saturday: 4pm – 8pm
Daytime: Open Monday – Friday 10am – 10pm for activities and one-to-one help.

The primary aim of this project is to provide immediate accommodation for those who are in need. Additionally, the objective of the Shelter is to give hope to all who come through their doors. The Shelter works closely with other homeless agencies throughout the city. This is key as they have the expertise required to help those in need and to make them aware of the services available to them. The team at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter, for example, connect people to the Glasgow City Council Homelessness case team, in the hope that accommodation can be found.

The Shelter employs dedicated seasonal staff and volunteers, without whom it could not do the fantastic job that it does. The team consists of ten members, working shifts, supported by 40 volunteers. Please have a look at the video below to see what happens at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter.

On behalf of all from the Glasgow City Centre team, please keep up this excellent work!