Support Office

This is where we can start to offer 1-2-1 support. Our Support Workers have a real holistic approach when it comes to helping our friends. We put them at the centre of any care plan, empowering them to make their own choices. Support Workers can make vital referrals to accommodation, detox and rehabilitation projects and debt intervention services.

Resettlement in the community

Our resettlement programme helps people through their final steps in moving away from life on the streets. Our resettlement worker will help find a tenancy for our friend and then assist them with their benefits, bills and council tax to reduce the stresses of moving into a home of their own. These stresses can often be the biggest barrier to someone staying in a tenancy, so by having a dedicated resettlement worker and a clear support plan we can help someone successfully adjust to their new lives.

Once they’re up and running with a new home and a support plan, our Resettlement Worker will help our friends begin to live the life they want. This means getting them registered with a GP, helping them find work and training or even join a new club. Nothing makes us happier than seeing someone we’ve helped living an independent and fulfilling life.

Prison Outreach

Going from serving a prison sentence to being part of a community can be daunting, especially for those without a stable home, or support from family and friends. Others may not have a home waiting for them and could end up homeless, particularly if they are given a sudden early release date. That’s why we make it our mission to visit and give hope and support to inmates nearing release at HMP Manchester.

We work with Shelter to help ex-offenders start afresh. From the moment they leave the prison gates we will be by their side, helping them find housing solutions, giving advocacy support and applying for benefits.

After release, we continue to work with ex-offenders at our Beacon Drop-in Centre. By teaching new skills and helping our friends find safe accommodation and a job, we hope to reduce the chances of re-offending and homelessness.