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 we offer 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.
We 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. We are a non-religious organisation and have no political affiliations.
CARDS is Lifeshare’s flagship project and accounts for approximately 80% of our expenditure. We give one-to-one support to young people, many of whom are homeless, living chaotic lifestyles, and vulnerable to violence or sexual exploitation. After we get to know the client and make a comprehensive assessment of their needs (housing, financial, and physical and mental health, for example), we design a programme of support that protects them from further harm. Interventions we can offer include finding accommodation, emergency food parcels, helping with benefit claims to reduce poverty, advocating on a client’s behalf, and mediating to rebuild links with family.