Robes winter shelter

In 2016, 468 people slept rough in Lambeth, and 373 in Southwark.

Sleeping on the streets is so tough during the summer, that it’s hard to fully imagine during the cold of the winter.

“This offer of a temporary roof over my head was a turning point in my life and the beginning of my re integration into society.”

Robes guest – click here to read more of his story

35 warm beds, all winter long

Our winter night shelter stands at the heart of everything we do here at Robes.

We bring together:

“These past three months were very good for me, and I already miss the people – they were like my family.”

Robes guest

A small charity, packing a big punch

In the winter of 2016-17 we will be running two shelters simultaneously each night for the first time, helping more homeless people than ever before:

“My son and I found ourselves homeless just before Christmas.  We began sleeping at Robes warm night shelters.  They would give us clothing, dine, talk and even play board games with us and they did this with such warmth and genuineness that some of my negative thoughts disintegrated.
I found their service and kindness overwhelming at times. I will be forever grateful. My son and I found accommodation because of Robes and I am still in contact with them.”


Robes guest – click here to read more of his story

COUNTLESS cups of tea and coffee

Last winter we provided:

  • 2,420 bed spaces
  • 4,640 hot meals
  • COUNTLESS cups of tea and coffee
  • A warm welcome for 45 guests, of all different stripes:

Guest profile

Get involved

You can give the gift of warmth this winter.  Please volunteer, donate or fundraise.

And do join our mailing list and like us on Facebook to keep in touch with our news, updates and success stories.

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The last year in numbers

Our 2016/17 shelter season has just come to an end, and we can safely say it’s been a big year for Robes! From running two shelters simultaneously for the first time and increasing our number of guests to 35 each night to running the Wednesday Club, our weekly drop-in...

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First time hosting: St John’s East Dulwich

Gill, Julie and Jim from St John the Evangelist Church in East Dulwich shared their experiences of hosting Robes for the first time There were a lot of questions we had at St John’s East Dulwich when we agreed to host the Robes Project on Saturday nights from January...

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10th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving

On 14th January 2017 we held a Service of Thanksgiving at Southwark Cathedral to mark the 10 year journey of the Robes Project, thanking volunteers, trustees, staff and supporters for all their efforts, hard work and compassion over the past decade. 'Together, with...

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