Justlife is in existence because they know that every time they don’t act another person living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA) suffers. They suffer with deteriorating mental and physical health, become victims of crime, lose control of their life, drop off the bottom rung of the housing ladder or die prematurely. Tens of thousands of hidden homeless households are living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation across England.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are providing up to £1million of the Cold Weather Fund to Homeless link to administer funding to charitable organisations that are not commissioned by local authorities. The project’s overall aim is to financially support local providers in helping people sleeping rough off the streets this winter.
The Booth Centre believe in bringing about positive change in the lives of people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, to help them plan for and realise a better future. The Booth Centre are looking for people who can help them deliver their vision for the Booth Centre over the coming years by joining their board of trustees.
As you may be aware, earlier this year Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning launched a competitive tendering process for the contract to provide support to the city's voluntary and community sector for the next three years. We are delighted to announce that Macc has been awarded this contract.
The Manchester Sleepout is a challenge event so prepare to be challenged. It isn’t a festival. Hear powerful accounts of personal experience and insights into the Booth Centre’s work before trying to get some sleep outside in the grounds of the Manchester Cathedral; a place of importance for the Booth Centre as that was their first home when the Booth Centre was founded in 1995.
The Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (formerly Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board and Manchester Safeguarding Children Board) needs your help. If you work in an agency in Manchester delivering services, especially to vulnerable adults, please complete the Homelessness Thematic Review survey.
Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation? Would you like to share a story of your activity to tackle the climate emergency, as part of the 2019 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?
We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.
The Booth Centre are looking for enthusiastic volunteers willing to support their services and activities. The Booth Centre is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and welcome people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Can you help out in any of these areas?
Admin support, preparing and serving breakfast and lunch, cleaning, decorating, gardening, arts, skills, sports
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.