The Booth Centre

New chances for people affected by homelessness

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.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1062674)

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Championed by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust


  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


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.

  • "This is the only place it works, everywhere else it's like 'what's your name again?'"

    — Paul*

  • "Nobody judged me […] Now my life has changed because of the Booth Centre"

    — Gill*

  • "Activities here showed us another door and once you go through that door there's no looking back"

    — Ken*