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Where would we go if we couldn’t come here? June 5, 2018

“There’s nowhere else like this in Manchester.” says Joe. “Where would we go if we couldn’t come here?” I dont know the answer. Joe and I are sat with a bunch of other clients of Back on Track in Manchester, which was set up over 40 years ago to help people rebuild their lives after problems with homelessness, substance misuse, mental health and offending. I’ve just started work as the fundraising and communications officer there, but probably… Read more

Chris Doyle
Back on Track: supporting homeless people in Manchester May 25, 2018

Homelessness is one of the biggest social problems facing Manchester at the moment. The number of people sleeping rough on our streets has increased by an extraordinary 1000% since 2010, and it’s a very visible problem in the city centre. The reasons why people become homeless are complicated, but a big factor is mental health problems – 80% of homeless people report some form of mental health issue. Sheena was in her mid-50s when she suddenly… Read more

Sam Turner