Rough sleepers

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in Harlow, you can use StreetLink to report them to us.

Christmas Haven

Local charity, The Chocolate Run, provide the Harlow Christmas Haven at Great Parndon Community Centre on Abercrombie Way.

The Haven provides accommodation, food, clothing and good company for the homeless and vulnerably housed over the Christmas period.

It will be open from 12pm on 23 December 2019 to 12pm on 1 January 2020. 

You do not need a referral to use the Haven. For more information, look at The Chocolate Run website

Night shelter

We are working with St Paul’s Church to provide a night shelter for rough sleepers in November, December and March when severe weather is forecast.

To use the night shelter, you need to contact us:

  • by phone 01279 446655
  • visit us at the Civic Centre

We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.45pm.

If you have a genuine emergency, outside of office hours, you can call 01279 446666.


Local charity Hope4Harlow will be running a night shelter every night from 1 January 2020 to 29 February 2020. 

They are working with seven churches, who each commit to providing shelter for one day of the week. 

If you would like to use the shelter, you need to get a referral from Streets2Homes 

Streets2Homes day centre

We work with local charity Streets2Homes to support rough sleepers in Harlow.

Streets2Homes run a day centre for homeless people.

The day centre provides:

  • access to housing advice
  • health services
  • washing facilities
  • food
  • clothing
  • employment advice and training

The day centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm (open to the homeless for breakfast at 8.45am).

To use their service, you can: