During the winter The Whitechapel Centre operates the Cold Weather Provision for rough sleepers. The Shelter opens when the temperature is predicted to be 0°C or lower for 3 consecutive nights. It offers a warm and safe place to stay overnight; hot food and drinks and a change of clothing, if needed.
The Cold Weather Shelter opens to Rough Sleepers from 10pm to 8am on the first predicted cold night and remains open until the temperature increases to 1°C.
When the Cold Weather Shelter is due to open, all agencies which have contact with rough sleepers are notified so no one has to freeze on the streets.