What we do COVID19 and the new normal Barnabus is a frontline Christian Homeless Charity in Manchester serving the City’s Homeless for almost 30 years through our Drop-in, Health and Wellbeing Suite, Support Team, Resettlement Tenancies, Outreach and Projects. During this Covid 19 crisis our priority has been referring rough sleepers into Hotels and other accommodation in the City so that they can self-isolate and stay safe, ensuring they receive much needed food, essential items and emotional/mental support. During this time of lockdown we prepared, cooked and delivered over 40,000 meals to vulnerable people and people experiencing homelessness in Manchester. As a result of the pandemic and social distancing measures we’ve now re-opened our Drop-in as a Support Centre. As we can only now see a handful of people at any one time we have a unique opportunity to offer deeper one to one support moving away from emergency accommodation to more long term accommodation, resettlement tenancies and holistic support around health, finances, emotional and mental wellbeing, skills, training and employment opportunities to bring about sustainable, long term transformation. Our vision is to end the revolving door of homelessness and to see people settled into long term accommodation and realise their hopes for the future. These times have been challenging for all of us if you can help with fundraising, sponsorship of salaries or activies, corporate partnerships, donations or volunteering we would love to hear from you please see our heading how you can help us. For more information on what we have been doing to support people experiencing homelessness through The Lockdown and beyond check out The Barnabus Blog.