Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Manchester Homelessness Partnership

CityCo and Manchester BID support The Manchester Homelessness Partnership. The MHP is a network of people experiencing homelessness, charities, voluntary groups and businesses who are all working together to tackle the problem. The partnership has issued guidance on the issue for city-centre organisations. MHP Guide for Businesses contents:

  • Guidance for working with people who are homeless
  • Out-reach groups and evening services
  • Ideas to consider in certain situations
  • Risk and when not to engage
  • Signposting
  • Aggressive or damaging behaviour
  • Emergencies
  • Big Issue sellers
  • Giving money and food
  • Understanding homelessness
  • Different forms of homelessness
  • Homelessness and begging
  • Why people become homeless
  • Homelessness in Manchester
  • The Manchester Homelessness Partnership
  • Other FAQs

Big Change MCR Campaign 

Manchester’s Big Change MCR campaign shares ways people can help the homeless and rough sleepers in Manchester.  The central message is to Give Differently. Instead of direct donations on the street, Big Change is about helping individuals build lives away from the streets by offering practical services, items and money to pay for things that are needed. For example a deposit for a home, training course, clothes for a job interview, furnishing for a new flat or travel costs.

Donate: Donate and follow the fund
Volunteer: Help is needed at the many local charities
Offer Items: See what’s needed
Follow Updates Social: #BigChangeMCR


Download Logo: Use the logo (JPEG). Email us if you need an AI. file (EPS).

Campaign Film: Share the campaign’s short film voiced by Elbow front man Guy Garvey.

Download Poster: Share the latest Big Change MCR campaign poster.

St John’s Homelessness Initiative

The St. John’s Manchester Homelessness Initiative is a joint commitment from all organisations involved in the large scale property development to contribute towards ending homelessness through awareness-raising, inclusive employment and fundraising.

It is a collaboration between developers, contractors, supply chain organisations, Manchester City Council, CityCo, local charities and people who have personal insight into homelessness. All with a common goal: to end homelessness in Manchester. It is building on the fantastic work which is already happening in our city and will channel resources to where they are most needed.

Project Film: Watch and share this short film about the ground-breaking initiative

Services for Rough Sleepers in City Centre Manchester

If you have immediate concerns for the welfare of a rough sleeper you can call 999 or 101 and the police will take the appropriate action. You can also report to  roughsleeperteam@manchester.gov.uk

Manchester City Council

People can present as homeless to the Manchester City Council Customer Service Centre.

Office hours (9am-4.30pm) 0161 234 4692
haasdutyofficer@manchester.gov.uk

Out of Hours (4.30-9pm) 0161 234 5001
mcsreply@manchester.gov.uk

Street Support

The Street Support app is an an online tool that sets out ways people can help the homeless in Manchester.

Find Help: Find all local services available to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
Give Help: Find out what you can do to help, as a citizen or business.

Urban Village Medical Practice

Urban Village Medical Practice is the main provider of primary health care to homeless people in Manchester city centre.

Registration times: Monday 1-3pm, Friday 10am-noon

Drop-In Services Timetable

Monday

07:30 – 14:00 Loaves and Fishes Paddington Close, Salford, M6 5PL. Hot food, support, washing facilities, medical support
08:30 – 20:00 Samaritans 74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH. Confidential mental health support
09:00 – 03:00 Booth Centre Edward Holt House, Pimblett Street, Manchester, M3 1FU. Hot food, refreshments, support, washing facilities, hair cuts
10:00 – 12:00 Centrepoint, City Centre Project, 52 Oldham Street, M4 1LE. Breakfast, laundry, showers, support, computers. Suitable for 16 – 25 year olds
10:00 – 16:30 Albert Kennedy Trust, 5 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD. Support, suitable for LGBT
10:00 – 16:00 Breakthrough Cyber Cafe Creative Support Manchester Community Services, 2nd Floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF. Food, mental health support, computers, refreshments, skills learning
10:00 – 16:00 Barnabus, The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities
15:00 – 18:00 Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) 94-96 Fairfield St, Manchester, M1 2WR. Needle exchange, sexual advice, refreshments, support. Suitable for sex workers
19:00 – 21:00 Coffee4Craig 52 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. Hot food, advice and support, washing facilities, TV
19:45 – 21:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities

Tuesday

10:00 – 16:30 Immigration Aid Unit 1 Delaunays Road, Crumpsall Green, Manchester, M8 4QS. Immigration or asylum seeker support
08:30 – 20:00 Samaritans 74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH. Confidential support
09:00 – 03:00 Booth Centre Edward Holt House, Pimblett Street, Manchester, M3 1FU. Hot food, refreshments, support, washing facilities, hair cuts
10:00 – 16:30 Albert Kennedy Trust, 5 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD. Support, suitable for LGBT
10:00 – 16:00 Breakthrough Cyber Cafe Creative Support Manchester Community Services, 2nd Floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF. Food, mental health support, computers, refreshments, skills learning
10:00 – 16:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities
14:00 – 16:00 Lifeshare, 1st floor, 27 Houldsworth Street, Manchester, M1 1EB. Support suitable for 16 -25 year olds
15:00 – 18:00 Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) 94-96 Fairfield St, Manchester, M1 2WR. Needle exchange, sexual advice, refreshments, support. Suitable for sex workers
19:00 – 21:00 Coffee4Craig 52 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. Hot food, advice and support, washing facilities, TV
19:45 – 21:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities

Wednesday

07:30 – 14:00 Loaves and Fishes Paddington Close, Salford, M6 5PL. Hot food, support, washing facilities and medical support
08:30 – 20:00 Samaritans 74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH. Confidential support
10:00 – 16:30 Immigration Aid Unit 1 Delaunays Road, Crumpsall Green, Manchester, M8 4QS. Immigration or asylum seeker support
10:00 – 16:30 Albert Kennedy Trust, 5 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD. Support, suitable for LGBT
10:00 – 16:00 Breakthrough Cyber Cafe Creative Support Manchester Community Services, 2nd Floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF. Food, mental health support, computers, refreshments, skills learning
10:00 – 16:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities
15:00 – 18:00 Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) 94-96 Fairfield St, Manchester, M1 2WR. Needle exchange, sexual advice, refreshments, support. Suitable for sex workers
19:00 – 21:00 Coffee4Craig 52 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. Hot food, advice and support, washing facilities, TV
19:00 – 21:00 Sanctuary at Mustard Tree, 110 Oldham Rd, Manchester. M4 6AG We offer a 2 course hot meal, hot drinks, live music and games (including table tennis) on the first Wednesday of the month
19:45 – 21:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities

Thursday

07:30 – 14:00 Loaves and Fishes Paddington Close, Salford, M6 5PL. Hot food, support, washing facilities and medical support
08:30 – 20:00 Samaritans 74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH. Confidential support
09:00 – 03:00 Booth Centre Edward Holt House, Pimblett Street, Manchester, M3 1FU. Hot food, refreshments, support, washing facilities, hair cuts
10:00 – 16:30 Albert Kennedy Trust, 5 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD. Support, suitable for LGBT
10:00 – 16:00 Breakthrough Cyber Cafe Creative Support Manchester Community Services, 2nd Floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF. Food, mental health support, computers, refreshments, skills learning
10:00 – 16:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities
15:00 – 18:00 Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) 94-96 Fairfield St, Manchester, M1 2WR. Needle exchange, sexual advice, refreshments, support. Suitable for sex workers
19:00 – 21:00 Coffee4Craig 52 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. Hot food, advice and support, washing facilities, TV
19:45 – 21:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities

Friday

07:00 – 09:00 St Ann’s Church St Ann’s Street, Manchester, M2 7LF. Toilet facilities, breakfast
08:30 – 20:00 Samaritans 74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH. Confidential support
09:00 – 03:00 Booth Centre Edward Holt House, Pimblett Street, Manchester, M3 1FU. Hot food, refreshments, support, washing facilities, hair cuts
09:30 – 11:00 Justlife 1479-1489 Ashton Old Road, Manchester, M11 1HH. Refreshments, support. Suitable for people living in unsupported temporary accommodation
10:00 – 12:00 Centrepoint City Centre Project, 52 Oldham Street, M4 1LE. Breakfast, laundry, showers, support, computers. Suitable for 16 – 25 year olds
10:00 – 16:30 Albert Kennedy Trust, 5 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD. Support, suitable for LGBT
10:00 – 16:00 Breakthrough Cyber Cafe Creative Support Manchester Community Services, 2nd Floor, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF. Food, mental health support, computers, refreshments, skills learning
10:00 – 16:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities
12:30 – 15:30 Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) 94-96 Fairfield St, Manchester, M1 2WR. Needle exchange, sexual advice, refreshments, support. Suitable for sex workers
14:00 – 16:00 Lifeshare 1st floor, 27 Houldsworth Street, Manchester, M1 1EB. Support suitable for 16 -25 year olds
19:00 – 21:00 Barnabus The Beacon, 45 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY. Food, hot meals, skills learning, medical support, washing facilities

Saturday

08:30 – 20:00 Samaritans 74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH. Confidential support
17:00 – 19:00 Coffee4Craig 52 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. Hot food, advice and support, washing facilities, TV

Sunday

08:30 – 20:00 Samaritans 74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH. Confidential support
17:00 – 19:00 Coffee4Craig 52 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. Hot food, advice and support, washing facilities, TV.