It will probably come as no surprise to you that homelessness is on the increase – it has increased by 30% in the past year; with an estimated figure of 400,000 hidden homeless in the UK. There is no denying that there is currently a crisis in homelessness in Manchester at this time, and a critical need for more accommodation options, including supported housing.
We have two houses in the South of the city, where through the work provided by Homes of Hope we offer support too vulnerable and excluded people who either have been or are at risk of sleeping rough and homelessness.
Working with the full range of public services, we, as a church community, seek to develop the life skills, resilience and well-being of our residents so that they have the choice and opportunity of moving into work, education, training or volunteering. We are passionate about helping people realise their worth and their identity, that everyone has amazing gifts, talents and abilities; and our desire is to help our residents understand their potential and avoid becoming homeless again.
We are excited to announce that in September, we started employing Bev part time as a support worker, but we still very much rely on the church community across Manchester to volunteer in roles such as; gardening, marketing, befriending, mentoring, and fundraising. So, if you have some spare time, whether it be hours, or days, and can commit to a minimum period of 6 months then please get in touch.