Barnabus is a Christian Homeless Charity in Manchester bringing hope and support to the Homeless for 20 years through street outreach and our city centre drop-in.
We started with one man walking the city streets meeting the homeless with
food and being moved to help them. We now have a small team of 9 staff including support workers and around 70 volunteers serving in our drop-in, outreach work on the streets and in prisons.
Our Drop-in is open 5 days, 4 evenings a week providing hot food, clothing, blankets, showers and dignity packs; we also have a Health and Wellbeing suite manned by volunteer NHS nurses. We offer a life line to around 300 – 350+ visiting homeless and vulnerable people each week, many of whom have severe drug and alcohol addictions and mental health issues.
Our Maths, English, ITC, Art & Cookery class’s allotment and street soccer project all increase skills, help build positive relationships and promote a sense of belonging and community. We passionately believe that every person has the capacity for change and we support the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people we meet
In recognition of our service we received the Queens award “unsung heroes” for Voluntary Service.
For more information please visit www.barnabusmanchester.co.uk