The Booth Centre is a community centre run with and for people affected by homelessness. We bring about positive change for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping people plan for and realise a better future.
People who are homeless face huge challenges and uncertainties every single day. Fear, abuse and exploitation are sadly common experiences in people’s daily lives. Across Greater Manchester, over 5500 people are homeless, living on the streets or in temporary accommodation. Now, homelessness is likely to increase even further. Due to coronavirus, people’s mental health has worsened as they have felt isolated and alone, and people are facing the unprecedented loss of their jobs and homes.
We will help people get through this. We will welcome anybody who needs us, for as long as they need us. We will: -Provide a space for people to come together -Offer free, nutritious hot meals -Provide advice and practical support to help people move away from the streets into safe homes -Provide targeted skills-development and employment support -Run a wide range of health and wellbeing activities -Ensure people who are homeless are involved in making the decisions that affect them.