How you can help homeless people
Help from us
If someone is already homeless, you can encourage them to contact us and we may be able to help them find suitable temporary accommodation or private rented sector properties.
We can also help people who are at risk of homelessness by trying to help prevent them from becoming homeless. People could be at risk due to threat of eviction by landlords, rented properties which are in disrepair, relationship breakdown and so on.
Help from our partners
You can suggest that people contact our partner organisations, who offer various services for homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless. These include:
- Shelter, a national charity with housing advice on a range of issues.
- Citizen's Advice, impartial advice and information about housing, benefits, debt, work and more
- Cheetham Hill Advice Centre, local support with housing, benefits, debt problems and more
- Centrepoint, help and support for young people aged 16 to 25
- Manchester Move, advice on social housing and not-for-profit landlords
- Street Support, works to connect people with organisations that can help
Big Change MCR charity
We support the work of Big Change MCR to provide real, long-term solutions to homelessness.
Donate your time - volunteer
You can also support local homeless charities by offering your time. Charities are looking for regular volunteers who can use their skills to help the homeless. For example, fundraising, teaching, computer skills, cooking, driving, advice sessions and more. Find a list of the organisations near you which need help.
Donate items or money
Homeless organisations and charities are best placed to know what items homeless people need most at any given time, such as socks, underwear and tampons. Find a list of the organisations, or let them know what items you have to donate. You can also donate money which will be allocated by the Street Support network.