There are lots of ways to help the Manchester Homelessness Partnership, and our aim to end homelessness in Manchester in all its forms.
Looking for advice?
Learn about how to get help where you are, or how you can help those facing homelessness via Street Support.
Helping someone who is, or is at risk of being, homeless
Help for someone sleeping rough
Help for someone who has recently become homeless
If you want to support someone who has recently become homeless it’s important to get the right advice as soon as possible. The first thing to do is contact Manchester City Council on 0161 234 4692 between 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) for help and support. When the office is closed, phone the out of hours line: 0161 234 5001
Help for someone at risk of losing their home
There are several support and advice services that help people to understand their options, including:
- Shelter - a national charity with housing advice on a range of issues.
- Citizen’s Advice - impartial advice and information about housing, benefits, debt, work and more. Call their advice line on 0808 278 7800.
- Cheetham Hill Advice Centre - local support with housing, benefits, debt problems and more
If you’d like to support the work of the partnership with a donation, we recommend you donate money directly to one of our charity and voluntary members who provide services to people in Manchester experiencing homelessness:
Barnabus - to empower and equip people experiencing homelessness back into independent living and a home
Boaz Trust - to serve destitute sanctuary seekers and refugees
Booth Centre - to support people affected by homelessness
Coffee4Craig - Offering respite, hot food and much more to anyone who is street homeless in Manchester
Justlife - to reach more people who are stuck in temporary accommodation alone
Lifeshare – to help keep Manchester warm this winter
Mustard Tree - to help combat poverty, inequality and homelessness
Offers of items
The Manchester Homelessness Partnership is a network made up of member organisations. To support the work of the partnership through a donation of items, we recommend you donate to one of our members who provide direct services to people in Manchester experiencing homelessness. The following organisations are able to accept donations of items:
Mustard Tree – donate goods and furniture
Please check each organisation’s own website for an up-to-date list of the most useful items needed. For unusual, culturally-specific or high-volume offers please email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com and we will try to signpost you to a relevant specialist organisation in liaison with Macc.
If you’d like to volunteer to help end homelessness in Manchester, please contact the Volunteer Centre who can connect you to an organisation in need of volunteers. Or call Macc’s Volunteering Team on 0161 830 4770 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There, you can view an up to date list of volunteering opportunities supporting Housing and Homelessness.
Offers of venue space
We are always in need of regular and ad-hoc premises and venue spaces in central Manchester for our Action Groups to meet in, as well as larger venues to host partnership-wide events. Please email email@example.com with details.
Advocacy and campaigns
Please let us know of any campaigns you would like us to share with the network, along with how members can get involved via firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the following campaigns by following these links:
Crisis campaigns (national)
Citizens UK (national)
Are you from a community or voluntary group looking for advice or connections?
You can find a lot of advice and guidance on the Manchester Community Central website, incuding on finding funding, developing a project or connecting with others. Information and support are also available through Macc’s dedicated telephone information service 0333 321 3021 (open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday); or by emailing email@example.com
For anything else, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that we will respond to your email as soon as we can, but it may occasionally take a few weeks before we can get back to you).