Do you need help or know someone who does?

Our centre, Unity Park Station on Elder Gate, is open to provide year-round support and has been a lifeline to many people during the Covid-19 pandemic. We provide help to all kinds of people, including rough sleepers, anyone in emergency accommodation such as hotel rooms, those who are temporarily or vulnerably housed and anyone concerned they may be at risk of homelessness.

We operate from our base, Unity Park Station (formerly The Old Bus Station), 401 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR.

Food Provision and Community Club

We provide hot meals and food supplies to take away. We also have clothing, sleeping supplies and toiletries available.

On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings we host a Community Club which is open to anyone in the community as a supportive space to find connection. Our friendly volunteers run our free Community Club cafe and provide a listening ear. We have social activities and provide free services such as hairdressing/barbers, mobile GP surgeries, access to well-being therapists and social prescribers. We can also signpost people to specialist services to help with problems in life. Join us for a cup of tea and to connect with support. 

Monday:    Food Service (10am–2pm)

Tuesday:    Community Club (10am–12.30pm)

Wednesday:    Community Club (10am–12.30pm)

Thursday:    Food Service (10am–2pm)

Friday:    Food Service (10am–2pm)

Welfare Support

Our welfare team provide emergency accommodation advice and help with ID, opening of bank accounts, access to benefits and other services such as medical care and counselling. In-person appointments can be made using the following details:

Welfare team phone: 07549 609427
Welfare team email: welfare@winternightsheltermk.org

Please note our welfare services will be unavailable on Thursday 17 June.

OTHER USEFUL SERVICES

Citizens Advice Milton Keynes

provide free, independent advice in a number of areas including benefits, employment, debt and money, housing and immigration.

Tel: 01908 604475 or visit Acorn House, 361 Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3HP.

Milton Keynes Council

provides an emergency service to help those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Their homelessness prevention team can be contacted on 01908 253481 (or 01908 226699 emergency out of hours).

Email Homeless.enquiries@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

MK Storehouse

provides donated clothing for adults and for children of school age upwards free of charge to families and individuals who are in need and have been referred.

Contact via www.mkstorehouse.org.

Compass Milton Keynes

helps those struggling with alcohol or drug use by providing recovery/treatment services and support programmes.

Tel: 01908 250730;

email: compassmk@compass-uk.org.

YMCA Milton Keynes

provide accommodation and support to homeless and formerly homeless young adults through an emergency hostel and flats, to help them towards sustainable living.

Tel: 01908 295600;
email: admin@mkymca.com.

MK Food Bank

provides emergency food parcels to families and individuals in need.

Tel: 01908 322 800; email thefoodbank@mkcc.org.uk

If you are sleeping rough or are concerned about someone sleeping rough you can contact the Milton Keynes Rough Sleeper Outreach Project on info@roughsleeperpartnership.co.uk

Reception café and base for daytime support services:
Unity Park Station (formerly The Old Bus Station), 401 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR.

Registered office:
The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TH.

Charity Reference No. 1149480
Registered Company No. 08232340