Barnabus turns 30! Will you help us mark this occasion?

The year is 1991. The UK is in the grip of an economic recession and about to have its coldest winter since the 80s. A Christian couple, Peter and Beryl, have just arrived in Manchester’s city centre to see a show. As they head to the theatre, they’re shocked to see the number of people sleeping rough under bridges and in shop doorways. The very next week, they’ll visit again with sandwiches and flasks – and the seed that became Barnabus will be planted…


Author: Alex Simpson

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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As an essential service we are very much open 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 our amazon wish list or through shopping vouchers.



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Author: Alex Simpson

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

  • Trafford Centre Barton Tower Abseil, Saturday 25th June, 2022

    Take on this unique fundraising challenge that is sure to get the adrenaline pumping as you abseil 170ft or over 50 metres. Take on this awesome challenge on your own or with your team and colleagues Read more

  • Salford Dragon Boat Race, Sunday 22nd May 2022

    Join us on Sunday 22nd May, 2022 for some awesome FUNdraising. We really can’t wait to take to the water again. We hope you will join in the fun and raise vital life changing funds to help people experiencing homelessness. Read more

Latest news

  • Urban Harvest

    Autumn and winter can be a particularly life threatening and challenging time of year for anyone sleeping rough in our City. It’s also sadly, our busiest time. Please help those experiencing homelessness in Manchester by supporting our Urban Harvest Appeal this Autumn Read more