Pass It On Scheme's Move On Coordinator

The Sanctuary Trust is proud to introduce the Pass it on Schemes Move on Coordinator!

Mr Mike O'Day was once street homeless with a serious cocaine and cannabis habit. 

Today he is on the path to becoming one of Rochdale's main weapons against homeless re-presentations.

Having already achieved qualifications in equality and diversity, COSHH, fire safety and Health and Safety, Mike is this week working towards Level 1 qualification in Health and Social Care.

While making huge strides academically, Mike continues to support homeless citizens of Rochdale prepare for successful reintegration into new accommodation by working through the Sanctuary trust Tenancy ready workshops. 


Mike & CEO
Mike Soup Kitchen

And if all this great work wasn't enough, last Thursday Mike helped to man an emergency night shelter for failed asylum seekers.  The picture to your left was taken from the night shelter location; Mike poses for the camera just a few seconds before he serves food to clients, many of whom had yet to eat that day.  

What a difference Mike is making to the lives of the most vulnerable people in our Community.  He is truly a credit to the Sanctuary Trust and the Pass it on Scheme, you have used your life experience to benefit those going through the same. 

Well done Mike!

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Verse of the Day

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.