Make some Music!

Quite often it's our habits yesterday that have led us to where we are at today. 

By changing our habits,

we can change our future.

At the Sanctuary Trust we are always thinking up ways to help our clients develop new positive habits that promote health and wellbeing.


Here are a couple of pictures from a community drumming session we arranged last month.  Most of the people involved in this activity were homeless and had not picked up a musical instrument in years.  Directed by a professional drummer, this motley crew of budding musicians learnt first-hand the health benefits of playing music. 


'it was such a buzz being part of that sound, when we come together like that makes me feel  good to be a part of something (DB)

'I was fed up today could be bothered going out, glad I came now was I don't feel stressed anymore (MG)

I suffer from anxiety but after that I felt comfortable talking to everyone in the room, something just released (CM)

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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.