What we do

What does the Robes Project do?
We provide temporary accommodation for people who are homeless. This is respite accommodation. A stay at the night shelter also affords people the stability and time from which to make contact with services such as health and legal services, to look for education and employment opportunities and find more permanent accommodation. The Robes Project night shelter operates from November until April each year.
How the project works:

  • Across Lambeth and Southwark 22 churches open their doors. These churches are the venues for the Robes Project night shelter.
  • 15-20 guests stay at the night shelter. They are men and women over 18 years old. All guests have been referred and interviewed before joining the night shelter. Guests stay for up to 28 days initially. Teams of volunteers run the night shelter, providing hospitality, welcoming guests and providing dinner and breakfast.
  • The venue changes each night of the week on a weekly rotation. The guests staying at the night shelter move each night of the week.
  • At 7pm the guests sign-in at the night shelter. Everybody enjoys a delicious supper before going to bed. The Robes Project provides camp beds and bedding for everyone. There is a generous breakfast in the morning.


If you are homeless and are interested in being a guest at the Robes Project night shelter, click here for more details.