The Wokingham Night Shelter for the homeless started as a trial from January to February 2020. It provides shelter, a hot meal and a bed for the night, and a cooked breakfast in the morning. Anyone in the Wokingham area can be referred to the Night Shelter by agencies such as Citizens Advice, the Foodbank or Wokingham Borough Council.
The scheme is co-ordinated by Pilgrim Hearts and involves a number of churches, with seven providing the physical space and others supporting through volunteers etc. Wokingham Baptist Church runs the Friday night shelter.