What would make someone choose to sleep on the floor next to their bed rather than in it?

What would make someone choose to sleep on the floor next to their bed rather than in it? Some of the people we support struggle so deeply with trauma that even when they have a home they find themselves struggling or completely unable to sleep in the bed, instead they choose to sleep on the floor, on their sofas or sometimes even spending nights back on the streets.


Author: Alex Simpson

How you can help

To enable us to continue our lifesaving work on the streets of Manchester we need your support...

Donate Items

Please support our work with donations of the items we are short of but need to run our services everyday. You can also support us through ordering urgently needed items online to be delivered to our door.



Fundraising events

Swim, cycle, parachute jump, climb a mountain, shave your head, organise an event - the only limit is your imagination!


Author: Alex Simpson

Volunteer with us

Our wonderful volunteers are the heart of what we do and without them, we couldn’t do the work we do to get people housed. We have volunteers from all over Greater Manchester, as well as Cheshire and Lancashire, all age groups and all walks of life.




Of our visitors were sleeping rough in Manchester

90 people

Are served a cooked breakfast every week day


Visits to our Beacon drop-in centre this month


Man hours provided by our volunteers this year

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Upcoming events

  • Great Manchester Run, Sunday 26th May, 2024

    We love this supporting our sponsored runners at this event. Set your self the personal goal of taking part in one of Europe's biggest 10km races and raising funds to change the lives of people without a home and we will do all we can to support you. Read more

  • Tough Mudder Heaton Park - 13th & 14th July 2024

    Do you want to take on something completely different, while raising money for Barnabus to break the cycle of homelessness and make a massive difference to someones life? Take on the Tough Mudder Manchester with an epic obstacle course at Heaton Park. Read more

Latest news

  • Thank you NSL

    A huge thank you to NSL for four years of amazing support. They have been going above and beyond supporting Barnabus and offering our friends routes into employment. Read more