A Bed for Every Night

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A Bed for Every Night!

Greater Manchester's ambitious plan to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping across the city-region, began on the evening of 1 November with the opening of accommodation in every borough. 

And the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called on the public to back the campaign with support and donations to help end the need for rough sleeping in the city-region this winter and in the future.

Called A Bed for Every Night, this winter's large-scale joined-up approach will see the provision of an initial 260 beds for individuals sleeping rough every night of the forthcoming winter, November to March.

The Sanctuary Trust provides emergency accommodation Services all year round, through its dedicated rough sleeper unit - The STEP Project.  Usually, we can accommodate up to 10 rough sleepers at the STEP Project, this winter we have transformed our lounge area into dormitory style accommodation.  This has enabled us to provide emergency accommodation to an additional 8 people.  As well as a bed, we provide access to hot food, a hot shower and specialist support to enable those in STEP accommodation to begin a sustainable journey away from life on the streets.


If you would like to support us in this work, by giving us your time, provisions or financial backing, please do get in touch!

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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.