The Manchester Sleepout 2018
July saw members of the CIF team along with our partners from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University of Salford spend the morning at the Booth Centre in Manchester to celebrate the launch of this year’s Manchester Sleepout. This year CIF, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Salford have joined forces to co-sponsor the event which is now in its 8th year.
The Booth Centre is inviting hundreds of people to take on the challenge of sleeping outside to raise awareness and vital funds to help end homelessness.
On Friday 9th November, the Manchester Cathedral will host The Manchester Sleepout 2018, tasking participants to take on the challenge of sleeping outdoors for the night, to increase understanding of some of the hardships that homeless people experience on a daily basis, whilst highlighting the life-changing work that the Booth Centre carries out throughout the city.
The Booth Centre offers an extensive range of vital support services for people experiencing homelessness, including help to move off the streets into accommodation, hot meals and showers, education and training workshops, employment and accommodation advice, as well as arts and sports sessions. The centre helps people to rebuild their lives and integrate themselves back into the community.
CIF Director, Sara Lawton stated “We are delighted to be able to support the Booth Centre; we have visited the Booth Centre on a number of occasions and witnessed first-hand the great work carried out by the team. This is a special project for us as it also brings to life our strategic goal of multiple agencies procuring through CIF and jointly investing in a common cause.”
The Booth Centre