Project information

Narrowgate Emergency Night Shelter

An emergiency overnight provision for rough sleepers

January 2010 - December 2012

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 20 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

    What success will look like

    During the first 6 months of opening over 30 clients went on to secure housing

  • Impact


    Change of lifestyle for many people


    This is a carefully monitored project. Risk assessments are made on all prospective clients



  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £53,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £48,000 Staff Salaries
      £5,000 Resources Food, general running costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    individual giving £6,000 Guaranteed
    Grants from trusts £11,500 Guaranteed
    Housing Benefit £18,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Based in Salford, Greater Manchester


    Rough sleepers, newly released offenders

  • 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.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Three Full Time Staff And An Army Of Volunteers

    We have a project coordinator who works during the day dealing with administration. We have 2 full time night shift workers and an army of volunteer