WINCHESTER Nightshelter is giving the public the chance to see behind the scenes on Saturday, January 21.

Ever wondered what it is like to cook for 17 homeless people every night? Or who decides what to watch when there’s only one TV?

There will be answers when the staff and residents showcase the work of the shelter at an open house and pop-up café between 11am and 3pm.

There will be refreshments cooked by residents at one of their regular workshops and residents will conduct tours of the building.

Nightshelter manager, Michele Price said: “We’re so much more than a night shelter. This becomes a temporary home for people while we help them move into more permanent accommodation. Our services are becoming almost 24/7 as we provide counselling support, introduce people to new activities and help them with budgeting and money management.”

The Winchester Churches Nightshelter is behind the Discovery Centre on Jewry Street. There is no need to book, just turn up.