We are excited to be partnering with Festival Manchester there are so many exciting opportunities for us to further our work. We will help in hosting Festival Banquet events for people experiencing homelessness. While also having the opportunity of finding up to 30 partner churches who will help us break the cycle of homelessness in people’s lives as we rehouse them out in the community through our Sustain Project.

What Does Barnabus Do?

Barnabus is a Manchester Christian charity bringing hope and transformation to people experiencing homelessness for over 30 years. We provide physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing support to empower people from the streets into a home.

When the people we support move into their own homes through our Resettlement Tenancy program they will have the support of a Barnabus Resettlement Worker. They will also be introduced to a Church Partner Sustain Team; this team will help people settle into their homes and local community. Barnabus will equip Church Partner Sustain team volunteers with all the training needed to support people with lived experience of homelessness.

We believe the church is ideally placed to partner with us to break the cycle of homelessness. Faith-filled wrap around support; sharing the love of Jesus practically and prayerfully will empower people to overcome the barriers of homelessness so that they can move forward with hope and thrive at independent living in their homes.

Barnabus are delighted to inspire, inform and journey with Churches and Christians who want to explore the part they can play in helping us end homelessness in Manchester.

How Can You Help?

Church Partner Sustain Team - Are you a Church Leader or member of a Church, do you feel prompted to help people experiencing homelessness. We are looking for a team of five people including a team leader to form a sustain team. We will provide full training and support to inspire and equip your team. Please email [email protected] to find out more.

Pray for us –All of our work is rooted in faith and prayer. Join us by requesting to receive our prayer list and faith news; we would be so blessed to have your prayerful support.  Email [email protected] to sign up.

Volunteering - We have  volunteering opportunities in our Manchester Support Centre and also out on the streets with our outreach teams please email [email protected] to find out more.

Donate items - could you or your church donate the items we urgently need to continue supporting our friends experiencing homelessness?

Are you a Church leader?

Barnabus is passionate about inspiring the local church to help us end homelessness in Manchester. We resource all our faith based activity at Barnabus through our Dwell project. The Dwell project connects us with our supporting churches and helps us to achieve our vision: to empower people in to a home in Christ’s love. With dedicated resources, speakers, training and up-to-date local information regarding the existing needs in the city around homelessness, we can help you to explore the part your church could play.

What is Festival Manchester?

Festival Manchester is an initiative of the Message Trust, the Luis Palau association and hundreds of local churches, businesses, and organisations. It seeks to reach all aspects of society with the gospel of Jesus.  Through its ‘Love Where U Live’ initiative it is focusing on, fostering and adoption,  the environment, social action, food poverty and, through its partnership with Barnabus - homelessness. This will culminate in a region wide major festival in Wythenshawe Park in Manchester in July 2022.