New Text to Speak Function for Barnabus

You may have noticed a little box on our website as you read this. This is a new web reader to help improve accessibility to people with dyslexia, learning or reading difficulties, visual impairments or for people whose preference is audio over text. Sadly at Barnabus we’ve found the people we support often struggle with dyslexia or learning difficulties. Read more

Barnabus 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; our priorities are keeping people fed, warm, dry and as safe as possible at our Support Centre. Read more

Wellbox care packages support Barnabus

Send you friends, family or colleagues a care package of delicious snacks and support people experiencing homelessness. Wellbox (operated by South Catering) is generously donating the cost of a meal for one of our friends for each box ordered Read more

Chameleon raise vital funds for rough sleepers with #Brew4Barnabus

Stick the kettle on and make a #Brew4Barnabus Read more

Altrincham Open Studios donates much needed PPE

Seeing how people and their communities have come together to support each other through this COVID19 pandemic has been a true source of happiness during these challenging times. Altrincham Open Studios are a great example of this, they crowdfunded so that they could use their facilities to make visors for paramedics, hospitals, GP surgeries and now also schools and charities. Read more

Super sport runs marathon in her garden

A massive thank you to Jane one of our awesome supporters who ran a marathon in her garden to raise vital funds to support people experiencing homelessness in Manchester. Read more

Thank you Havas Lynx Group for continuing to support Barnabus through this Coronavirus crisis

Havas Lynx Group are a corporate partner and have supported us faithfully for many years with pro bono; branding, communications and graphics as well as volunteering and donations. During this time of lockdown Havas’ offices are closed and their staff are working from home but it didn’t stop the Creative team at Havas Lynx Group from wanting to support our work. Lydia one of their talented creatives had this to say. Read more

Our CEO on how Coronavirus affects rough sleepers and our services

Yvonne our CEO on how Coronavirus affects rough sleepers, the impact on our services and how Manchester can pull together to help us. Read more

Celebrating Five Years of RENU

Last week we celebrated 5 years of the RENU Furniture Upcycling and Employability project, it's been a hugely successful project that we couldn’t be prouder of. Read more

Success for our Friend

We sat down with L who is currently working with one of our resettlement workers for a chat about her story and how Barnabus has helped her Read more

Real Film Productions supporting Barnabus through the medium of film

We met Sandra from Real Film Productions by chance at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre. She has been busy supporting us throughout last year producing some amazing videos for us. Read more

RAF Shawbury Sleepout

In December one of our dedicated fundraisers Matt; a Flight Sergeant and Air Traffic Control Trainer at RAF Shawbury, organised a sleepout for his colleagues and friends to show solidarity and fundraise for those experiencing homelessness. He chose to support Barnabus and a local shelter in Shrewsbury with this sponsored event. Read more