The Sanctuary trust receives £92,392 grant from Lloyd’s foundation

The Sanctuary trust is pleased to announce we have received funding from Lloyds foundation to develop a Crisis team.

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Operating from The Reaching out Centre, the crisis team will consist of students / volunteers and persons with lived experience of homelessness, supported by an employed (part time) Crisis Coordinator. The employed Crisis Coordinator will not directly deliver intervention; their role is to train up students and volunteers to deliver crisis intervention

The purpose of the investment is to disadvantaged people meet basic needs during times of crisis in a way that recognises the valuable contribution persons with lived experience (of challenging situations) can offer disadvantaged people. In the process, we will be supporting volunteers, students and persons with lived experience of homelessness to develop key employability skills thus playing our part in cultivating the next generation of housing / homelessness workers, with lived experience

Mr Tony McManus is our new crisis coordinator, he has come from our Pass it on Team and is looking forward to applying the skills he has developed to make a difference through this exciting new project

If you would like to volunteer and be part of the solution to homelessness in Rochdale, you can get in touch by emailing [email protected]:sanctuarytrust.org.uk or call us on 01706 526722


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Sanctuary Trust works with homelessness and homeless related poverty and emergency homeless issues. God's Sanctuary was the vision of Sheila Halsall after seeing the level of homelessness Rochdale and later the homelessness Conwy and the substance misuse such as Drugs and Alcohol. By Providing emergency shelter for the homeless in supported housing services funded mainly through Supporting People we assist other providers such as Shelter homelessness, Petrus and Stepping Stones who are also supporting people through women's and men's hostels and floating support. We also have STEP Emergency overnight provision. With our work in Wales we partner with Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) as they provide financial help for homeless through emergency shelter and their Supporting People funds. There are different kinds of accommodation available but what is needed is good quality supported accommodation with a strong business and development plan. We have also provided consultancy service to help others move closer to an answer to homelessness. Our social enterprise company, Sanctuary Trust Enterprises runs Noah's Ark Play Centre, The Storehouse Charity Shop.