Glass Door partners with churches to provide shelter and support to people experiencing homelessness. Our services are open to all.


As London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, Glass Door provides a safe, warm place to sleep for about 120 men and women every night in winter -- from November to early April. We are able to do this thanks to partnerships with churches across the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Wandsworth and Richmond. Guests of our emergency shelters also receive a hot supper and breakfast in the morning, cooked and served by volunteers. These free services are a life-line to those who would otherwise be sleeping on the street.

Advice and Support

Our dedicated caseworkers offer year-round advice, advocacy and practical support to help find solutions and get people back on their feet.

Other Daytime Services

Thanks to our partnerships with Chelsea Methodist Church, Ace of Clubs and the Vineyard Community Centre, guests of these drop-in centres can have lunch, do laundry, take a shower, and speak to a Glass Door caseworker.

Glass Door not only saves lives by providing refuge from the cold, we also help our guests build more stable futures.

What others have said:

The difference for me about this charity is the fact their doors are open to anyone, regardless of where they’re from or why they’re there. It’s a fabulous example of a community joining together and supporting those in a vulnerable chapter of their lives, giving them a route out of homelessness.

  • Hugh Pym, BBC Broadcaster and Glass Door Volunteer

I was able to experience first-hand the excellent work of Glass Door when I visited the winter night shelter at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brook Green. An army of parish volunteers cooked and served a wonderful meal and then prepared the church hall for the guests who were sleeping there for the night. There was a great atmosphere of friendship and welcome. The guests were especially patient as I tried to serve up the desserts with mixed success. Most of all there was a tangible sense of our shared humanity and a desire to be there with each other and for each other.

  • Rt Rev John Wilson, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster