Charities We Support

Aware of our potential to make a difference to the lives of people in need, we’re supporting the work of two charities striving to give people a chance and basic needs such as shelter, food and emotional support to live, improve and develop their lives. The two charities we currently support are Samaritans and Lifeshare. Further information is detailed below.

Lifeshare

Lifeshare

Lifeshare is a voluntary organisation established to help meet the needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Manchester and Salford. The first point of contact is with people on the streets, offering practical assistance, support and information. From this point Lifeshare offers continued assistance that enables people to secure suitable accommodation, support them in maintaining their tenancies, and help them to access initiatives that carry their lives forward.

Lifeshare believe that all people regardless of race, creed, sexuality, gender, age, level of ability or HIV status are entitled to respect and dignity and should be afforded equal opportunities.

Lieshare is a non-religious organization and have no political affiliations.

Key Objectives

  • To identify street homelessness and offer assistance in obtaining emergency accommodation, signposting other relevant agencies and information for support;
  • To alleviate aspects of poverty and hardship through redistribution of resources;
  • To assist people to access Primary Health Care and to promote health and harm reduction;

 

 

 

Samaritans

Samaritans

Samaritans is a helpline service which is available 24/7 and is about working with people to create a safe space where they can talk about what is happening, how they’re feeling and help them to find their own way forward.

Samaritans volunteers are ordinary people from all walks of life who understand that there are sometimes things that you just cannot talk about to the people around you and that very often, with some time and space, people are able to find their own solution within themselves.

Samaritans also work with the public and the media to inform them about Samaritans and explain how to help people find their own way forward.

Samaritans reach out to groups where there is a high risk of suicide and emotional distress. Samaritans work in partnership with other agencies to achieve change locally, and inform policy decisions which have an impact on suicide risk.

For more information call Samaritans now on: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) or 1850 60 90 90 (ROI) or email jo@samaritans.org