Christmas

Christmas and New year opening times contact details for indoor homeless provisions and help in Manchester.

Who’s open, what’s happening and where?   1, AKT (Albert Kennedy trust), 50 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JA, 0161 228 3308 10am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri. Supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 Closed 24th – 4th Jan 2, Barnabus office 61 Bloom St. 0161 237 3223 10am – 4pm Monday – Thursday ideally appointment […]

Christmas Food Outlets

This year the voluntary services offering food will be open over the Christmas weekend. The Community Cafe becomes Christmas Cafe and are open on both Christmas day (13.00- 15.00) and Boxing day (16.30- 18.000. Also open on Boxing day (11 – 13.00) are both venues for Southampton Sunday Lunch Project at  St Marks Institute, Victoria […]

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid Christmas appeal 2021

Christmas can be an incredibly stressful and emotional time for families who have experienced domestic abuse. You can help by supporting our Christmas Appeal Christmas Appeal – Be a Lilac Fairy Helper Each Christmas we make sure families we’re supporting have one less worry; we gather thoughtful and appropriate Christmas gifts ready to give to […]

Tap and donate to make a real difference to people sleeping rough this festive period

A scheme which makes it easy for people to donate money to support local people experiencing homelessness, is being expanded in the run up to Christmas. The ‘Change for Good’ initiative, which enables people to give £3 just by tapping their bank cards at specially installed ‘giving points’, is expanding out to Poole and Christchurch. […]

Contact numbers and support for people in Reading this Christmas

Please see below for details regarding contacting the Council when someone is homeless/rough sleeping in Reading throughout the Christmas and New Year period, where the Council offices are closed throughout. (Scroll down for a timetable of additional services over Christmas and New Year very kindly produced by Launchpad) Council Offices are closed from 5pm on […]

Dark Peak Gear donates 1,000 jackets to help people who are homeless this winter.

In December 2018, Sheffield based clothing brand Dark Peak launched their new outerwear brand and first product – the NESSH Jacket – on Kickstarter, with the promise for every jacket sold Dark Peak would donate another jacket to a homeless person under their ‘One Sold, One Given’ pledge. Through that campaign and their website, over […]

Xmas Drop-In Timetable (Manchester)

Saturday 21st December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020 Who’s open, what’s happening and where. Contact details & links to printable PDF docs below. Sat 21st Dec Coffee4Craig 5pm – 7pm Food, showers, advice & support Lifeshare 7am – 9am Cooked breakfast Mustard Tree 10am – 4pm Furniture, clothing, food club. Reach Out TTC 10am […]

A Great Big Thank You To You All!

Thanks to all the charities and organisations – from the big nationals to the smaller locals. Working tirelessly throughout the year to help and support. Thanks to all the businesses and the faith networks. Your generosity and kindness is turning lives around. Thanks to the army of fantastic and dedicated volunteers who do all that […]

Manchester Christmas timetable

We have been overwhelmed with generous offers from the people of Manchester, as have many organisations in the network. It is wonderful and hopeful to see this kindness for others in the midst of the Christmas rush, and we are happy to report that most organisations now have more than enough volunteers and donated items. […]