Services for people in housing need

Over the Christmas period the Housing Options Service that deals with homelessness and housing advice will be closed from 12.00 noon on December 24 until 9.00 on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

However there will still be a round the clock emergency service available, to ensure that no vulnerable person finds themselves on the street over Christmas. You can contact our emergency out of hours service on 01392 265147.

Emergency night shelter 

Exeter also has an emergency night shelter called The Junction that can assist homeless adults. The Junction will remain open over Christmas and can be accessed directly at Magdalen Street, Exeter, EX2 4HZ. The Junction is open from 8.00 PM each evening. Telephone 07578719430.


St Petrock’s centre

Drop-in sessions at the St Petrock’s centre will be available as usual throughout the Christmas period (8am – 1pm on weekdays), with the exception of New Year’s Day when the centre will be closed.  Please also note the slightly later opening times of 9am on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

St. Petrock’s (Exeter) Ltd.

10 Cathedral Yard



Tel. Office: 01392 422396

Tel. Centre: 01392 217550



Free food for homeless people is available at various locations and times throughout the Christmas period - see this document for full details.


Exeter foodbank can also help people in crisis - their opening hours and locations are available in this document.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 24 December 2018