A Month of Giving – Week Four Blog

Day 22 – WHAG

WHAG provides support for women and families who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. They also help anyone who needs it in domestic abuse situations. The work they do all comes back to empowering those they support.

What do they need?

Women’s dressing gowns

How can you get it to them?

Please email Tayla.Shaw@whag.info to discuss delivery of your donations.


Day 23 – Back On Track

Through its learning centre in central Manchester, Back On Track works with adults who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation. They support around 750 people every year who have been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health. They work to enable people to build the skills they need to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.

What do they need?

£5 Asda vouchers

How can you get it to them?

Please send them over in the post! Their address is: 

Back on Track
4th Floor Swan Buildings
20 Swan Street
M4 5JW


Day 24 – Stepping Stone Projects

Stepping Stone Projects provides accommodation and support to care leavers and people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. Their support services are aimed at helping customers to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to maintain a stable home and a structured lifestyle before assisting them in the process of securing or retaining permanent independent accommodation.

What do they need?

Household furniture

How can you get it to them?

Please get in contact with them to organise delivery. There’s a few options for this one – you can visit them at Stepping Stone Projects, 2 The Quadrant, 78 Green Lane, Heywood, OL10 1NG, phone them on 01706 353000, or send them an email at central@stepping-stone.org.uk


Day 25 – Street Support Network

Yes, that’s right, it’s us. We weren’t sure how many people would be seeing stuff today, so for our eagle-eyed audience, we thought we’d just tell you a tiny bit about us and the work we do. 

Street Support Network is an online directory for homelessness services. We’re currently in 33 locations across the UK, and between those, we have listed on our site over 4000 services aiming to help people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness. 

As well as being able to find help on our website, you can also give help – this is what our winter campaign is all about. Helping those who need it in the most effective way possible. We also have a huge amount of advice around homelessness, what’s out there and how to navigate it all.


Day 26 – GMHAN

We’d also like to introduce our partners in this campaign – the GMHAN!

The Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network brings together people and organisations from the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, to work towards the mission of ending homelessness in the city region. This is done by connecting people up to help share learning and navigate the system, as well as forming a collective voice to push for systems change.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can get involved, then email info@GMHAN.net


Day 27 – Depaul UK

Depaul UK is a homelessness charity specialising in support for young people, working to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it.

What do they need?

Nightstop volunteers; local people with spare rooms who are able to host a young person in need on a flexible basis.

How can you put yourself forward?

Please give them a call on 0161 507 3414 or send an email to nightstop.gm@depaulcharity.org.uk to register your interest and find out more about what’s involved.


Day 28 – Caritas Young Parents’ Accommodation

The Caritas Young Parents’ Accommodation in Bolton provides support, safety, security, and a period of stability to young parents and their children at a time when they have experienced a threat of homelessness, crisis or distress in their lives. The support they provide enables young people to prepare for independent living, supporting both their immediate and longer-term needs. 

What do they need?

Toiletries sets! They’d love to be able to give each young mum a Christmas present of a gift set full of everything they might need. 

How can you get it to them?

It’s another drop-off job – please phone them on 01204 385 245 for more details and to arrange a time that suits everyone. 


Day 29 – WAST

Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) is a self-help organisation for asylum-seeking women in Greater Manchester. It offers a safe space where women come to share their experiences, socialise, support and empower one another, and hopefully feel free and comfortable in a secured environment. 

They run activities such as choir, dance and english classes that empower women to develop their self-esteem and boost their confidence and wellbeing. They also have drop-ins on Fridays every week where women exchange information and ideas, encourage each other and build friendships.

What do they need?

Period products, any and all!

How can you get it to them?

Please drop your donations to the Methodist Central Hall on Oldham Street, M1 1JQ.