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Providing Support

Providing support and encouragement for people seeking to take control of their lives

Discover Our Story

The Sanctuary Trust at this time of year is working incredibly hard to give hope to over 170 homeless people or those under threat of homelessness in the North of Greater Manchester and North Wales without family or friends to support them.  Your donations make a huge difference to their lives, for us to offer a little more than food and shelter.  

2020 has been a year everyone has experienced stress, financial uncertainty including family or  friends pass away or suffer illness. Crisis after crisis beyond an individual’s control can lead to homelessness, where support from family and friends is critical.  The Sanctuary Trust has a wealth of experience, with a team of dedicated individuals committed to give whatever it takes to offer those in crisis, hope, support and vision. The Sanctuary Trust is different, in that everyone’s life is unique and every individual receives a personal commitment that we are here for you every day, every hour.   The challenges this year were to make immediate accommodation adjustments, re-write our support engagement, and take on new employees, having seen double the number of people to support in Rochdale.  Next year we are preparing to see many first-time homeless people, as rent arrears, mental breakdowns and unemployment push families and single people experiencing no alternative than to seek help from organisations such as The Sanctuary Trust.  Our story has a very happy ending, with over 80% self-supported again in the community, able put their crisis point behind them and start their journey to experience a full and normal life.

Please make a Real Change.

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MISSIONS AND OBJECTIVES

MISSIONS AND OBJECTIVES

MISSIONS AND OBJECTIVES

The Sanctuary Trust is a practical expression of God’s love, providing support and encouragement for people who are homeless or seeking to take control of their lives through addressing drug, alcohol or other, homeless-related problems.

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

To help people to take their full place in society and live independently.

To give vulnerable people opportunity to improve the quality of life by providing a stable environment which enables them to take greater responsibility for their lives.

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Changing Lives

Who we’ve helped

At Sanctuary Trust we take our responsibility in helping people to take control of their lives very seriously. We have had the great privilege of seeing many people make positive and committed changes in their life.

Here are a few that wanted to share their story…

Sanctuary gave me opportunity to work with them and progress with them

I used to wake up and think, do I drink or do I kill myself? It was a very depressing time, felt like this for years. I am now at a point where I don’t feel this way. I don’t feel the need to drink, I am now 18 months sober. I still have my

Thanks to the Pass it on Scheme, Ian is on Track

Hi, my name is Ian Beasley and I work on the RSI team for the Sanctuary trust, I started out as a Pass it on Volunteer in early 2020. I will be forever grateful to the Sanctuary and the Pass it on scheme for the opportunity and faith they have shown in me over the

Nothing short of a miracle

My name is Rob I am a service manager and one half of the G.M management team. I have joint over sight with the better half of the management team Jody lol, Of all accommodation projects, RSI teams, Crisis teams, PIO, Voluntary and our new Hub recently opened on Drake street the reaching out centre.

Tony’s Story

From the age of 14, I always saw the lifestyle of drugs and crime as exciting, lots of money and recognition which appealed to me as I was quite a shy and quiet child, never really noticed unless I did something wrong. I spent most of my adult life addicted to heroin and going in

Albert’s Story

Army Veteran

Albert was street homeless after losing his tenancy due to debt problems.  He could no longer deny his gambling had become a problem; Albert needed to take some action.  Following a successful assessment process, Albert moved into Halsall House abstinence project to begin his journey to recovery.

Stairway to success

Army Veteran

Brian’s Story I was just 12 years old when I started using cannabis.  It wasn’t long before I was addicted to heroin and committing shop lifting offense to fund my habit.  This was my life; drug addiction, crime and homelessness.   In 2015, I decided I wanted to change; I attempted abstinence but unfortunately relapsed.  Using

Donations

Get Involved

Do you want to get involved with what Sanctuary Trust is doing, but not sure how to? We really do appreciate all support and donations made to The Sanctuary Trust.

For just £30 the Sanctuary Trust can

Donate
  • Meet up with a Rough sleeper and provide a mobile phone in order to support this person complete homelessness assessment with the Council. This starts the ball rolling to help this person off the Streets
  • Provide information booklet on where to meet basic needs such as access to free food, free clothing, support with benefits and much more
  • Provide taxi fair to help the person arrive safely to emergency temporary accommodation

For just £100 the Sanctuary Trust can

Donate
  • Meet up with a Rough sleeper and provide a mobile phone in order to support this person complete homelessness assessment with the Council. This starts the ball rolling to help this person off the Streets
  • Provide information booklet on where to meet basic needs such as access to free food, free clothing, support with benefits and much more
  • Provide taxi fair to help the person arrive safely to emergency temporary accommodation
  • Engage in Tenancy ready training that will help the person understanding their housing options, get to grips with their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, manage their finances and gather all the resources they will neded to maintain their tenancy long term.

For just £200 the Sanctuary Trust can

Donate
  • Meet up with a Rough sleeper and provide a mobile phone in order to support this person complete homelessness assessment with the Council. This starts the ball rolling to help this person off the Streets
  • Provide information booklet on where to meet basic needs such as access to free food, free clothing, support with benefits and much more
  • Provide taxi fair to help the person arrive safely to emergency temporary accommodation
  • Engage in Tenancy ready training that will help the person understanding their housing options, get to grips with their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, manage their finances and gather all the resources they will needed to maintain their tenancy long term.
  • Provide 15 group work interventions designed to address underlining reasons for homelessness. These will be delivered in small groups or 1 – 1 based on persons needs. This program is accompanied by a workbook for independent study

For just £1200 the Sanctuary Trust can

Donate
  • Meet up with a Rough sleeper and provide a mobile phone in order to support this person complete homelessness assessment with the Council. This starts the ball rolling to help this person off the Streets
  • Provide information booklet on where to meet basic needs such as access to free food, free clothing, support with benefits and much more
  • Provide taxi fair to help the person arrive safely to emergency temporary accommodation
  • Engage in Tenancy ready training that will help the person understanding their housing options, get to grips with their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, manage their finances and gather all the resources they will needed to maintain their tenancy long term.
  • Provide 15 group work interventions designed to address underlining reasons for homelessness. These will be delivered in small groups or 1 – 1 based on person’s needs. This program is accompanied by a workbook for independent study
  • Pay for first month’s rent and Deposit
  • Provide ongoing support to ensure if ever the person is at risk of losing tenancy we are there to help.

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