Prison visits prevent inmates from ending up on the streets

At Barnabus, we work closely with the prison service and related organisations to support people who have been – or are just about to be released from – prison. Whether they’ve lost touch with family and friends or are unable to organise it themselves, many people leave prison without a fixed address or accommodation plans. This most often leads directly to homelessness. We work hard to prevent this before it happens.


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How you can help

To enable us to continue our lifesaving work on the streets of Manchester we need your support...

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Please support our work with donations of the items we are short of but need to run our service everyday. You can also support us through ordering urgently needed items online to be delivered to our door.



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Volunteer with us

Our wonderful volunteers are the heart of what we do and without them, we couldn’t do the work we do to get people housed. We have volunteers from all over Greater Manchester, as well as Cheshire and Lancashire, all age groups and all walks of life.




Of our visitors were sleeping rough in Manchester

90 people

Are served a cooked breakfast every week day


Visits to our Beacon drop-in centre this month


Man hours provided by our volunteers this year

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Upcoming events

  • Tough Mudder North West, 10th & 11th September 2022

    Take part in the famous Tough Mudder course and raise funds for Barnabus and together we can empower people experiencing homelessness into a home. You will make a huge difference to people's lives while having as much fun as humanly possible in mud! Read more

  • Manchester Half Marathon Sunday 9th October 2022

    The Manchester Half Marathon is one of the UK's most popular running events. It's also the one UK's flattest Half Marathon routes so it's the ideal event if its your first time attempting the 13.1 mile distance or you want to try for a personal best. Read more

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