Manchester Homeless Partnership pulls together for Cold Weather

When the weather hits zero or below for a night, Manchester activates emergency accommodation for rough sleepers to ensure that people have a safe place for the night. This week The Manchester Homeless Partnership came together and helped a lot of our friends get off the streets during this life threatening weather. Read more

A rapid recovery after a relationship breakdown

Relationship breakdown is the largest cause of homelessness, and James’s story is one we’ve sadly heard many times before. Here, we explore the steps he took after seeking our support. Read more

A Bright Future for a Young Couple And Two New Mothers In Our Resettlement Scheme

Our resettlement scheme has seen two successes recently, which we’d like to share with you here. Read on to discover how your support made a difference, and what you can do to help us help even more people in the future. Read more

Barnabus turns 30

We had mixed thoughts about reaching our 30th year, happy on the one hand that Barnabus continues to support people to make positive decisions for themselves and to find a life away from the streets. On the other hand we’d love to close the doors, knowing that homelessness is a thing of the past and we aren’t needed anymore. Read more

How the Manchester Homeless Partnership is transforming its Cold Weather support this Winter

You might have read in the Manchester Evening News, or heard on the radio, that Manchester is launching accommodation for people who are rough sleeping when the weather becomes very cold. Read how this support will be offered here at Barnabus. Read more

Improving physical, mental and emotional health with good healthcare and healthy activities

Barnabus have been supporting people out of homelessness for 30 years and since those early days when our bus made its way around the city with volunteer nurses on board, we knew the importance of supporting the health needs of rough sleepers and people experiencing homelessness Read more

Trustees Week

This week is Trustees Week and to celebrate all the hard work trustee’s do around the world, we interviewed John Price ,our Chairman of Trustees at Barnabus to find out how he became a trustee and what it means to him. Read more

Our CEO learns the realities of rough sleeping at the CEO Sleepout

In October a group of business people came together to spend the night sleeping rough at Old Trafford Cricket ground, in a night of solidarity with and to raise vital funds for people experiencing homelessness in Manchester. For our CEO Yvonne and many others they turned up thinking they knew what it was to sleep rough, however they soon realised that until you do, you have no idea how horrible it is both physically and psychologically. Read more

Stand up for asylum with Refugee Action

The week of 18th-26th October 2021 was a week of action to stop the government’s Nationality and Borders Bill. So, we thought it would be fitting to make this week’s blog about all the people we support who are within the asylum process. Read more

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 on the streets. The very next week, they’ll visit again with sandwiches and flasks – and the was planted… Read more

Supporting a friend fleeing from sex work

Helen* visited our Beacon Support Centre for the first time in September 2021. She had recently fled from her partner, who had been forcing her into sex work to fund his substance addiction. When Helen decided enough was enough, she left her partner and their home. After two nights sleeping rough on the streets of Manchester, she turned to us for help Read more

Uniting with other charities to provide holistic support

In this blog, we wanted to share David’s story. We also explain how we partner with other organisations to support our friends in their journey towards living independently Read more