Are you sleeping rough in Manchester?
What is A Bed Every Night?
A Bed Every Night is a commitment to provide a bed, welcome, hot meal and support for anyone sleeping rough in Greater Manchester. The extra provision will operate from November 2019 until March 2020 and will be available regardless of the temperature.
The programme will make every effort to address the needs of those rough sleeping, offering additional temporary accommodation with lower criteria than statutory provision; removing them from the risk of extreme weather, improving health and wellbeing.
A Bed Every Night is one part of a new systematic approach across Greater Manchester to end homelessness. While inside the emergency provision, staff will work pro-actively with individuals, referring agencies, accommodation providers and other services to try to find suitable move-on options or reconnection.
How do people get inside?
There will be two main routes into the winter provision - street outreach teams will go out to people rough sleeping and support them to get into the provision, or people can also go directly to their council - visiting their town hall, housing advice teams, local support services and out of hours numbers.
People who are sleeping rough in Manchester can access A Bed Every Night through a number of different routes. Note that there is a high demand for places in Manchester, and referrals made after 7pm are unlikely to be processed until the following day.
- Manchester City Council's rough sleeper team on 0161 234 5339 Monday - Friday between 9am and 5:30pm.
- Outside these times, the Manchester City Council's out of hours service can be contacted on 0161 234 5001.
- There is also the Greater Together Manchester rolling night shelter which accommodates people with low support needs. Referrals can be made via Booth Centre (Monday-Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm).
- The Boaz Trust night shelter provides temporary accommodation for people over the age of 18 who have become homeless at some point during the asylum process. This night shelter is available from October until April. Read the eligability criteria. Call 0161 202 1056 to check if spaces are available.
- If you have recently been made homeless or are at risk of losing your accommodation please phone 0161 234 4692 or e-mail or firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
- A local drop in centre or advice service can help find appropriate support based on an individuals situation.