Together in Barnet Winter Shelter

Referral address

c/o Homeless Action in Barnet
36b Woodhouse Road
N12 0RG

Referral phone

020 8446 8480

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people sleeping rough in LB Barnet who are attending Homeless Action in Barnet's day centre.

Who we cannot help

Those who turn up at the shelter under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Those who display aggressive/violent behaviour.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals from Homeless Action in Barnet's day centre, agencies in the Borough and agencies working with those with a Barnet connection. Will need to attend the Day Centre for an assessment before being referred to shelter.

Referral procedure

Phone, email or drop in to Homeless Action in Barnet's Day Centre Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, advisable to come in the morning. Interview.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Maximum stay: 2 months

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Each venue has own volunteers. Evening shift has at least 5 volunteers, 2 volunteers overnight and 2-3 volunteers on the morning shift. Support is offered at Homeless Action in Barnet's day centre. Keywork system with action plans.

Rooms and charges

There is no charge for the accommodation.

  • Dormitory: 15
  • Emergency: 2
  • Total spaces: 17


  • Furnishings: Self-inflate mattresses in venue halls.
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  • Disabled facilities: All venues have wheelchair access.
  • Other facilities: Laundry and showers at day centre.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol, dogs, offensive weapons or smoking inside the venue buildings. Violent or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated.


Not allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Venue details and a map are given to residents once referral has been accepted.


Volunteering roles are: evening shift, overnight shift, breakfast shift, cooking and transporting of bags.


Good quality bedding and sleeping bags.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Together in Barnet Winter Shelter and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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