Our non-religious non-political registered charity has worked in Manchester and Salford for 30 years. Our Crisis Assessment Referral and Diversity Service (CARDS) advocates for local 16-25 year olds. The project supports people of different backgrounds including nationality, ethnicity, sexuality etc. Many clients contend with severe, multiple and complex needs, short and long term. Our board of trustees, staff, volunteers and students form a strong team.
Working to prevent and break the cycle of homelessness, reduce harm and promote health.
Lifeshare has 2 sites in Manchester, one provides weekend breakfast, showers and clothing and monthly wellbeing clinic and a popular Christmas Project to adults over 18.
Clients are facing or at risk of homelessness and sexual, psychological/ emotional, financial and gang exploitation. Some of our clients have left care or prison. They may also have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Some face such chronic mental health issues and trauma that they self-harm or injure or attempt suicide. Some are young parents or expecting. Most are not in Education Employment or Training.
We hold 2 weekly drop-ins and 1:1 case work and accompany clients to appointments to promote physical and mental wellbeing, safe housing, financial stability, employment and rights.
As we work closely with challenging clients, our longterm supportive relationship enables them to access other services more easily because if they consent for us to share their data they can avoid repeatedly telling their story.
Over 340 unique people accessed CARDS. All clients surveyed said the service was helpful or very helpful in the following areas: Managing Money, Drugs and Alcohol, Physical health, Emotional and mental health, Meaningful use of time, Tenancy and accommodation, Offending and Self care/Living skills and one client rated Social/family networks and relationships as indifferent.
Lifeshare limited aims to:
- Support young people to access Healthcare Services including mental health, addiction support, sexual health, physical health and dental health.
- Support young people to access Housing information and resettlement support, to understand processes and agreements, sustain tenancy and prevent rent arrears and poor quality accommodation.
- Support young people to access Welfare/benefits information, application and assessedment, avoid getting sanctioned and appeal if necessary. Budgeting and debt relief advice and information.
- Support young people affected by or involved with crime, after experiencing crime, or to address offending behaviour, sometimes through the criminal justice process including court.
- Support young people to identify un/healthy relationships within peer and family groups and intimate partners. Support young people to leave abusive relationships or avoid risky behaviours.
Established: June 1985
Registered Charity Number: 1042500
Board members: 4
Full time staff: 3
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 0161 235 0744
Address: 1st Floor 27 M1 1EBView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website