Good news story from our Crisis Team

Gerald accessed the Boroughs ABEN provision in August, after running out of places where he could sofa surf. 

He had just been successful in achieving employment at JD warehouse, but with no where to live Gerald was at risk of losing this opportunity.

Thanks to Tony and his team, the Sanctuary Trust was able to dip into the Real Change pot and procure additional funding from a local donor, with these funds in place we could support Gerald pay the first few weeks rent up front for accommodation via a local HMO.

Gerald is now housed, employed and looking forward to the next chapter of his life.  Well done Gerald, we wish you all the very m=best in the future. 

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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.