Sanctuary Trust SOX Week

Sanctuary Trust SOX day 7th - 11th December

Halifax Branches around Manchester will be holding a Homeless Awareness Week and collecting for Sanctuary Trust.

People can give socks or donate money at the Halifax branches around Manchester including Rochdale, Bury, Oldham, Ashton, Eccles and around North Wales including Colwyn Bay.

Why SOCKS??? Rough sleepers quite often suffer Trench Foot; which comes about from wearing wet socks or not changing socks for prolonged periods.

Sanctuary Trust are making a real change to people's lives who have stumbled on hard times. But also we are now educating all our service users in our Action Training programme which helps them

  • Identify personal values
  • understand how values impact on well being
  • Building self-esteem
  • Taking responsibility
  • Managing a tenancy
  • Avoid common pitfalls

A version of this programme is also being delivered to schools that provide educational provision for pupils who are out of mainstream schools for a variety of reasons that include exclusion, emotional and behavioural difficulties, medical reasons, pregnancy and young mothers in a bid to prevent future homelessness.

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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.