Lighting a way out of homelessness


The Winchester Beacon is open 365 days a year and provides accommodation, food and vital support services to help break the cycle of homelessness and enable our residents to rebuild their lives.

We offer much more than just a bed for the night; our aim is to create a safe, caring temporary home for our residents, and give support when it’s needed most. Our provision includes comfortable accommodation, a nutritious menu and wide-ranging services to restore self-esteem, develop skills, and support people back into long-term accommodation and independent living.

Our vision is to transform lives, inspire hope and end homelessness.

Last year,

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We gave 49 people a bed
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We served 10,955 meals to our residents
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We provided 288 hours of free counselling and psychotherapy
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The average length of stay was 111 nights
Money matters

Money matters

Volunteers' Week Celebration

Volunteers’ Week Celebration

Aliayah's story

Aliayah’s story

We’d love to keep in touch with you about the work we do, and how you can help and support us.


We’re winners of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service