Join The Railway Children at their inaugural Railway Children Sleepout, swapping your warm bed at home for the floor of a railway station for just one night to help raise awareness and vital funds to support the hundreds of children who face this ordeal every day in the UK.
Macc Christmas and New Year closure information
Our offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 21 December and will open in the New Year on Wednesday 2 January. The Macc team sends best wishes to all during this festive period and looks forward to working with you again next year.
Here you will find details of local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) services operating over the Christmas and New Year period, as well as details of Manchester City Councils services and local NHS services.
What’s open over the festive period?
Click here for a list of what is open over the festive period or download the attached A4 double sided timetable of drop-in centres around Manchester that are open between 22 December and 1 January. For meals, entertainment, advice and more.
My two colleagues and I have just come from dropping off donations at Emmeline’s Pantry. Here at Macc we decided that one of the ways we could practice what we preach is by supporting a local Christmas Appeal, we asked for suggestions and picked at random. Emmeline’s Pantry was the name that came out of the hat.
Manchester Poverty Truth Commission is setting out with this question: What if people who have directly faced poverty were involved in decisions about poverty?
A secure home should be a right for everyone! And yet this Winter many people in Greater Manchester are homeless.
This year's Sleep Out Manchester will take place at the incredible Victoria Baths on Thursday 29 November 2018. Join Centrepoint to help break the cycle of homelessness in Manchester.
Centrepoint are asking you to swap your bed for a sleeping bag for just one night, and take to the streets for homeless young people. This amazing challenge raises funds and awareness of youth homelessness.
Not Home is part of a collaboration between Sarah Butler, the charity Justlife and the photographer, Stephen King.
John and Pete were participating in a Having a Voice session at Back on Track on Tuesday. The course is all about getting your voice heard and how to put yourself across. Last week, the group grilled Kate, a Back on Track manager about how the charity works and this week, all 11 members of the group gave a short presentation on a subject of their choice such as films they enjoy or hobbies. This allowed them to practise speaking in front of a group in a safe and friendly environment.
Thursday evening (9 August 2018) saw Manchester’s people coming together to launch Cause and Consequence: peer-led research into what’s broken for those experiencing mental ill-health and homelessness and how we can work together to fix it.