The Tunbridge Wells Churches Winter Shelter is a franchisee of Housing Justice and has been in operation every winter over the past 5 years.


The Tunbridge Wells Churches Winter Shelter is geared towards offering Christian hospitality to homeless people including those who have been living on the streets. This hospitality is more than just tea and sympathy, more than a bed and safe shelter for the night. It also seeks to include a supporting and caring arm to help people to rebuild their lives: so we are making a real difference to people, offering through personal transformation the opportunity to 'move on'.

The shelter is organised by a management committee chaired by Reverend Canon Jim Stewart and is part of Churches for Tunbridge Wells, a charity registered in England and Wales number 1150026.

Please click on links below to download the 2017 Policies for the Tunbridge Wells Churches Winter Shelter:

  • 2017 TWCWS Shelter Volunteers Handbook
  • Alcohol & Drug Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Exclusions & Bans Policy
  • Food Manual
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Lone worker Policy
  • Referral Policy
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy
  • Violence Policy