Session 1: Understanding rough sleeping in the city centre

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CityCo Homelessness Awareness Month

In March, CityCo will be focusing on briefing city centre businesses about the partnership work that is helping to tackle homelessness and street begging in Manchester.

Businesses are welcome to join for all, or just selected sessions. All will be hosted by Alex King-Byatt, CityCo Partnership Director, with a series of guests.

We look forward to seeing you at our new Training Room: 5th Floor, St George’s House, M2 3NQ

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Session 1: Friday 1st March, 9.15-10.30am

Understanding rough sleeping in the city centre

A basic awareness session for businesses who want to understand more about the complex subject of rough-sleeping, with Neil Cornthwaite from Barnabus and Gareth Clarke and Peter Bell from MCC Rough Sleeping Support Service. We will look at questions such as:

  • Why do we have people sleeping rough in the city centre?
  • What can I do when I see a person sleeping rough?
  • Is he/she getting any help?

Please submit any questions in advance to