This winter, we’re making sure they don’t.
With your help, there will be a bed every night for every single person who sleeps rough in Greater Manchester. And it will be more than just a bed – as well as a roof over their heads, they will have a hot meal, a hot shower, and someone who can give them help and support to move off the streets and into a home where they have dignity, hope and a future.
This is not a sticking plaster – your money helps people get in to temporary accommodation regularly throughout the winter months. This means people who have been sleeping rough can get off the streets and also get the help they need to stay off them for good.
Your donation, no matter how big or small, will make a real difference.
Total raised to date
will pay for a hot evening meal in a shelter for someone who would otherwise have slept on the streets
will pay for bedding and toiletries for a homeless person
pays for someone to have a hot evening meal, a safe bed for the night and someone to talk to so they can get off and stay off the streets this winter
Anthony was living in a tent and thought he was going to die some nights. He would wake up and be unable to walk because of the cold. He’s now received help through the Social Impact Bond (SIB), has a place of his own and is positive about his future again.
Watch the video below to hear Anthony’s story in his own words.
Progress so far
More than 130 people have found secure accommodation and even more have been helped through the SIB. Now more people who sleep rough will be able to access support through the introduction of the Housing First, a major scheme which will radically transform the lives of hundreds of people on the streets.
A Bed Every Night will ensure that those people who are sleeping rough and most in need will be able to access these new services, by getting help at their time of greatest need. It’s more than an overnight stay, but a pathway off the streets for good.
By giving to A Bed Every Night, you’ll be offering hope to people like Michal.
Michal was living on the streets before he got help from the SIB, which helps the most entrenched rough sleepers access accommodation and ongoing support.
Watch the video below to find out from Michal the difference it’s made:
More about us
Your donation to A Bed Every Night will go to the Mayor’s Homelessness Fund. This was set up by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham on the first day he took office. The fund supports his aim to end the need for rough sleeping in Greater Manchester by 2020.
The Mayor’s Homelessness Fund aims to provide a Bed Every Night, so no one needs to sleep rough on the streets of Greater Manchester this winter. You can read more about the Mayor’s Homelessness Fund on the Mayor’s Blog here.