The Sanctuary Trust Emergency Provision welcomes Rochdale Sixth Form College!

The Students of Rochdale Sixth form college are doing a Project on Homelessness

They thought by visiting our emergency provision (STEP project) they might be able to come up with some fresh ideas on how they can play their part in ending homelessness in our Borough.

During their visit they learnt about the various different ways we can help people meet basic needs, such as; where to go to get access to food, clothing and accessing valuable support.  We looked at the housing options of a homeless person and identified the reasons why people may require emergency housing Services like the STEP Project. 

Then, the students got to meet some previous clients, people that have accessed emergency homeless provisions in the past.  Many thanks to Kit, Brian, Mike and Ryan - these guys spent time with the students explaining homelessness from their prospective and helping the young people get to grips with this complex issue.

Hopefully, this was a really good learning opportunity for these young people.  We look forward to hearing about how they plan to make a difference and wish their homelessness Project great success.

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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.