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Project information

Narrowgate Emergency Night Shelter

An emergiency accomodation (day and night) provision for up to 30 rough sleepers a day, 365 days a year

It is an ongoing project

Charity information: Manchester City Mission

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  • Need


    Many rough sleepers do not cope well when taken into a hostel and sometimes lose their place because of behaviour problems


    Narrowgate is a simple dormitory with 30 beds. The clients are watched over throughout the night allowing them to feel safe

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To eventually help rough sleepers access the support they need to move onto a more secure lifestyle


    » Narrowgate provides supper, a clean bed in a warm environment and breakfast to those who would otherwise have spent the night on the street
    » Manchester City Mission employs a resettlement worker to work with guests towards permanent accommodation

    What success will look like

    During the first 6 months of opening over 30 clients went on to secure housing. the figure grew to approachging 50 guests being successfully rehoused in 2017

  • Impact


    Change of lifestyle for many people.

    The resetlement worker works with guests befor and after being rehoused which has shown a possitive result on the number of bounce backs. Previously this was 10% whih has now reduced to 0%


    This is a carefully monitored project. In depth risk assessments are made on all prospective clients prior to them being accepted


    Bi-annual newsletter

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £227,640

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      Amount Heading Description
      £188,690 Staff Salaries
      £6,000 Admin running costs
      £100 Training safeguarding training
      £9,000 Utilities gas / electricity
      £1,700 council tax council tax
      £50 volunteer expenses volunteer expenses
      £17,100 project costs food, equipment, resources
      £5,000 property costs alterations / maintenance

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    individual giving £6,000 Conditional
    Grants from trusts £86,231 Conditional
    Housing Benefit £45,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Based in Salford, Greater Manchester M6 5BU within top 10% of depitivity in the UK


    Rough sleepers, newly released offenders, drug and alcohol addicts

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are able to provide very basic help. Many of our clients struggle with the freedom given in private rooms in hostels and abuse the system thus losing their places. Our clients are watched overnight and are not allowed drugs or alcohol on the premises. Nearly 10 years of successful experience

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    4 Full Time Staff And An Army Of Volunteers

    We have a project coordinator who works during the day dealing with administration. We have 4 full time night shift workers and an army of volunteer


It costs Manchester City Mission £150 a week for a guest to stay to be fed and fully supported.

When you see a guest move out into their own accommodation, it is wonderful to know that one more person has gone from being on the streets to having that basic human right met, a home of their own.

Janet macadam (Volunteer)