STEP one year old

A total of 160 people have used this invaluable service in this first year with over 2000 bed nights booked.

From the end of July we started to monitor brief intervention referrals to Renaissance House and in total 70 people have been referred on.

The project has been a great success and is a testament to the staff team who have taken real ownership of the project and a purposeful support of the individuals concerned.

Move on accommodation has been sought for each individual and so far 16 have moved
into Halsall House. We have worked closely with other services including Rochdale
MBC Housing Homelessness, Renaissance House, Petrus, The Bond Board, CDT, ADS
and Shelter to name a few.

Many thanks to all who have supported us in their kind donations and those who have voluntered their time. 


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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.