Social Inclusion opportunities

Partners across Manchester are supporting communities and families and those facing specific challenges such as disability, homelessness, or exploitation.

Their purpose is to challenge the current perspective on mental health and neurodiversity, which is rooted in the deficit model, and to facilitate positive change. Their vision is that the unseen will be seen, strengths will be recognised, differences and diversity will be celebrated, and aspirations will be enabled because every child actually matters.

Barnabus is a Christian Homeless Charity based in Manchester. They started with just one man walking the streets, giving out food and drink to the homeless. They now offer a lifeline to people experiencing homelessness each week, many of whom have severe addictions or mental health issues. Supporting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs and do all they can to help them get back into mainstream society.

The Booth Centre is an Activities Community Centre run in partnership with people experiencing homelessness. It is looking for committed, caring, passionate, non-judgmental volunteers to support us in delivering our service. The Booth Centre is based in the city centre - less than 10 minutes walk from Victoria station.

Community Led Initiatives CIC was set up by people who had been to prison and faced the difficulty in building a new life when released. They aim to help other people lead a more fulfilling life through the power of quality peer mentoring and support those experiencing multiple disadvantages such as homelessness, offending, substance misuse and mental health issues.

Community Savers is a network of place-based and women-led community groups and networks which bring communities together to share ideas, experiences and strategies for reducing poverty and inequality in their local area and across their neighbourhoods, towns and cities.

Conversation Over Borders offers free online English classes, mental health and digital access support to refugees and asylum seekers across the UK. Their work started during the first COVID-19 lockdown in order to bring people together in a time of isolation.

Creative Support's mission is to promote the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of people with support needs. They do this by working with the people we support, their families and partner agencies to develop and deliver high quality services that meet individual needs and aspirations in a person-centred way. They also aim to provide added value to our purchasers and to contribute to communities by using our resources in efficient, flexible and creative ways.

Didsbury Good Neighbours is a small volunteer-led charity providing a range of services and activities for older people in the community.

Embrace Wigan and Leigh reason for being is to work towards a better life for disabled people and their families. Their mission is to ensure that all disabled people feel valued, are included and have real choice. They believe that disabled people make our communities a more diverse, interesting and worthwhile place to live. That is why everything they do is about ensuring all people are included in their local community. 

EMERGE 3Rs is a registered charity with a trading arm social enterprise EMERGE Recycling. Their core values are to promote the idea and practice of the real ‘3Rs’ of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. They run FareShare as well as ‘Touch Wood’.

Greater Together Manchester's aim is to address a whole range of social issues, their key areas of work are: homelessness, loneliness and isolation, mental health and wellbeing, food insecurity and supporting displaced people. As well as building effective partnerships in communities to bring about positive change by tackling poverty and transforming lives throughout Greater Manchester and Rossendale.

The Outreach Project is a student led iniative where students go out in Manchester city centre, usually in pairs (a project leader and volunteer). To provide hot drinks, signposting (to services such as shelters, access to hot meals and housing advice) and company to the homeless people of Manchester. 

Independent Choices greater Manchester supports, advises and works with victims of domestic abuse and violence in Greater Manchester. It provides support for victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse for people aged 16 or over and their families. It also advances public and professional education and understanding of the issues of domestic abuse/violence throughout the United Kingdom.

Local community hub running groups for older people and more in the community.

L'Arche believes that people with learning disabilities have much to teach us and contribute to the world. It celebrates people with learning disabilities and build circles of support around them.

Manchester Cares is a charity that tackles isolation and loneliness by bringing together older and younger people across the city. We do this through group activities, called Social Clubs, and one to one befriending through our programme, Love Your Neighbour.

New Bridge is a charity that supports volunteers to befriend people in prison by exchanging letters and visiting.

Outreach Community and Residential Services, provide person centred holistic support to adult service users who identify with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs.. Outreach builds support around each person; in recognising that everyone is an individual; with needs and wishes that are different from each other.

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together it saves and rebuild lives in disasters. It helps people build better lives for themselves. Oxfam speaks out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And it won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women's Aid) has a two-fold mission that reflects the charitable objects central to both organisations: to promote the equality of women, and to promote the benefit of women, suffering, or at risk of, domestic abuse, and their dependants.

Rethink Rebuild Society (RR) is a Manchester-based charity that works towards improving the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants, in particular but not exclusively Syrians in the UK, helping them become positively established within British society.

Revitalise is one of the only respite holiday providers in the UK which offers 24-hour care support for disabled people and their families.

Riverside is a housing association with a vision is to transform the lives of the 90,000+ people it houses and revitalise the neighbourhoods in which they live. 

The Royal Voluntary Service inspire and enable people to give the gift of voluntary service to meet the needs of the day. Through the power of volunteering, they provide services that improve health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and connections. 

Smart Works is a charity that exists to give women the confidence they need to reach their full potential, secure employment and change the trajectory of their lives. It listens to its clients and use the power of high-quality interview clothing and one-to-one coaching to help them see their true potential, succeed at interview and transform their lives.

SolidariTee is an international, student-led charity, striving for empowering, long-term change in the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide. 

TRC is a women for women organisation that supports women and girls from aged 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence, rape, sexual assault, unwanted sex, no matter when it took place.

We want to deliver the best possible quality of support to people so they are heard, respected, safe and in control of their own life.

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