The Living Room is a charity which uses church buildings to provide a safe, warm overnight space for rough sleepers over the winter months.

Between the months of November and April,  three churches in the Great Yarmouth borough open up their doors over the weekend so that those who would normally be out on the streets can come in for a hot meal, company and a warm bed.

NEWSFLASH! The Living Room AGM is coming up in January. Please do join us if you can.


Below is a  summary of our outcomes for last winter. You can read more in our report Report 2018 -2019


The Living Room Great Yarmouth is a registered with the Charity Commission.

Registration number: 31746568

Contact us

You can contact us on telephone number: 07724303310

Or drop us an email at:

Visit our Facebook page:

If you would like to speak to our Project Co-ordinator or complete a referral, Jo is in Great Yarmouth Library every Friday between 2.00 p.m and 4.00 p.m.

Volunteering at The Living Room

At The Living Room we rely on volunteers to be able to keep running. We need people who are willing to help us in a variety of ways, from covering shifts (you don’t necessarily have to stay overnight) to cooking, to washing bedding to transporting.

To find out more, contact us on 07724303310 or email



You can view the VOLUNTEER POLICY here

Click here to access the VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK 2019 -2020

Please note that all volunteering positions are subject to an interview and DBS check



The Living Room is always grateful for donations – we couldn’t run without them.

Money Donations

If you would like to donate money, our bank account details are:

The Living Room Great Yarmouth

Lloyds Bank

Sort code 30-99-97

Acccount number 31746568

If you are a tax-payer please also consider completing and sending to us a gift aid form:

Single donations

Multiple donations


Donating Items

If you would like to donate items to The Living Room, just see our Amazon list for things we need. And you can even order it direct from the list and it will be sent to us!

Amazon Wishlist

Thank you so much for all your support

The Living Room On Facebook

February 15, 2020

Hello. Was wondering if anyone had a small tv they no longer need for one of our guests who has just got himself a room. Many thanks.

February 11, 2020
Help Team Great Yarmouth make a difference

Well done, and a big thank you to Carol, Simon, James and Robin who braved the cold overnight to raise money for The Living Room. We are very grateful for your support. You can still sponsor them by ... See more

Please show your support for Team Great Yarmouth 's cause by giving through their Supporter page and sharing to spread the word about Church Urban Fund

February 4, 2020

Once again, a huge thank you to The Mariners Compass for all the lovely treats and toiletries they have donated to us. We really appreciate all your support.

January 30, 2020
The Chapel Coffee House

Big thank you to our friends at The Chapel Coffee House!

In 2019, you helped us raise £2,230 for charities in our Preloved Corner!
This includes £565 for The Living Room Great Yarmouth, a charity providing a winter night shelter for the ... See more

January 28, 2020

Does anyone have a large army style rucksack needed for a guy who is heading north out of Yarmouth in the near future please?

January 17, 2020
Help Carols sleep out challenge on 7th February 2020 at the Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth make a difference

We are grateful to brave Carol who is doing a sponsored sleepout in aid of the Living Room. Could you sponsor her and help the Living Room?

I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of Church Urban Fund and what the Living Room does, Great Yarmouth, we will get 80% of what I raise. I wanted to ... See more

December 27, 2019
Photos from The Living Room Great Yarmouth's post

Just to say a massive thank you to everyone at The Mariners Compass at Gorleston for their kind donations. We really appreciate it.

December 14, 2019
Photos from The Living Room Great Yarmouth's post

Just wanting to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the collection at Asda in Great Yarmouth and for all the lovely things you have sent to us, and also to Asda for organising the ... See more

December 11, 2019

Hi all. This is an urgent one. Do we have any men who wear a size 10 shoe who would be able to donate a pair to one of our guests who has a hole in his. Thank you.

December 9, 2019

The Living Room AGM is coming up in January. Please do join us if you can.