About Us

Since 2007 Robes has operated across Southwark and Lambeth to provide shelter for people who find themselves homeless in London.

Robes also supports people with vital welfare advice, enabling them to access services and accommodation. With the support of over 30 Church venues and over 1000 volunteers, Robes continues to go from strength to strength.



“It’s about having the opportunity to meet with people that you might not have done otherwise – and to learn about the very human stories behind homelessness.”

— ROBES volunteer



Robes Winter Shelter

It’s hard to imagine how tough it is sleeping rough through the cold of the winter months. Our winter night shelter stands at the heart of everything we do, bringing together 30 or so churches and around 1,000 amazing volunteers to offer 35 warm beds for the night from November to April.


SleepOut 2019 Register Now

Would you like to sleep under the stars to help the homeless keep warm? Each November, you can join more than 150 volunteers sleeping outdoors in the precincts of Southwark Cathedral and raise money to offer warm beds to South London’s homeless. Our next SleepOut will take place on Friday 29th November at Southwark Cathedral.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in Robes ‘SleepOut 2018’. The ‘SleepOut’ raised: £88682. Thank you to everyone who helped with this event!


Wednesday club

If you’ve ever stayed a night with Robes, join us for lunch every Wednesday between 11am and 2pm. You’ll find good food, friendly conversation, fun games and the opportunity to find out about other organisations that can give advice on things like employability and training. A helping hand with moving your home and work situation in the right direction.


Advice & Support

Our shelter is at the heart of what we do, but our support doesn’t end there. That’s why we keep an open dialogue. Shelter from the cold is for one night, but our practical and emotional support continues far beyond. Regardless of country of origin, mother tongue, age or how you identify, if you’re on our patch our door is always open.

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Robes Temporary Housing

Our homes mean everything to us. Our fondest memories are tied to them, they offer warmth and comfort and they are the bases from which we launch our lives. When you’re homeless you lack more than just a home; you’re without everything a home provides. That’s why we now offer our service users the chance to live somewhere while they get back on their feet.