akt's service centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th December and New Year's Day.


Christmas can be a difficult time for many, especially if you are LGBTQ+ or without a safe home.

If you need support over the festive period, you are not alone.


Need someone to talk to over Christmas?

For housing support:

Shelter: 0808 8004444 

Open: 8am - 8pm on weekdays, 9am - 5pm on weekends, 9am - 5pm on 25 and 26 December and 1 January

For LGBTQ+ support:

LGBT Foundation: 0345 3 30 30 30

Please click here for opening times.

For mental health/wellbeing support:

Samaritans: 116 123 (Open 24/7)


Click here for information about contacting Jobcentre Plus over Christmas


access homelessness support over the festive period

I'm based in:

Manchester

London 

Newcastle

Bristol


Manchester 

The below information is provided by the amazing Street Support in Manchester.


Barnabus, (Beacon) 45 Bloom Street, M1 3LY 0161 237 3223
Barnabus, (Support Office)  61 Bloom Street, M1 3LY
Booth Centre, Pimblett Street, M3 1FU 0161 835 2499
Centrepoint, 52 Oldham St, M4 1LE 0161 228 7654
Coffee4Craig, 52 Oldham Street, M4 1LW 07973955003
Cornerstone, 104b Denmark Road, M15 6JS 0161 232 8888
Food4All, Church of the Apostles, Miles Platting, M40 7FY
JustLife, 1479-1489 Ashton Old Road M11 1HH 0161 285 5888
Lifeshare, Limelight, 1 St Brides Way, Stretford, M16 9NW
MASH, 94 – 96 Fairfield St, M1 2WR 0161 273 4555
Men’s Room, 113 Fairfield Street, M12 6EL  0161 834 1827
Mustard Tree, 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, M4 6AG 0161 850 2282
Reach Out TTC, 488 Wilbraham Rd, M21 9AS 0161 862 9415
Urban Village Medical Practice, (Not listed on t’table), Old Mill St, M4 6EE 0161 272 5656


Sat 21st Dec

Coffee4Craig 5pm – 7pm Food, showers, advice & support
Lifeshare 7am – 9am Cooked breakfast
Mustard Tree 10am – 4pm Furniture, clothing, food club.
Reach Out TTC 10am – 5pm   Support services

Sunday 22nd Dec

Coffee4Craig 5pm – 7pm Food, showers, advice & support
Food4AllInNeed 4pm – 5pm Hot food, clothing, bedding and food to go.
Lifeshare 7am – 9am Cooked breakfast
Reach Out TTC 12pm – 3pm   Support services

Mon 23rd Dec

Barnabus 10.30am – 1pm/7.45pm – 9pm Hot food, drinks, showers, clothing
Booth Centre 9am – 12pm Free breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
Centrepoint 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm Advice and support
Coffee4Craig 7pm – 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
Cornerstone 10:30am – 3pm Hot food, drinks, showers and clothing
JustLife 10am – 12pm Brews, food & activities (Openshaw Centre)
Lifeshare 2pm – 8pm Entertainment, dinner, clothing/toiletries, advice & support
Mustard Tree 10am – 4pm Furniture, clothing, food club.
MASH City Outreach 9:30am – 12:00pm Drop-In 3pm – 6pm Outreach Van 8pm – 12am
Reach Out TTC 10am – 5pm   Support services

Tues 24th Dec

Booth Centre 9am – 12pm Free breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
Centrepoint 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm Advice and support
Coffee4Craig 7pm – 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
Cornerstone 10:30am – 3pm Hot food, drinks, showers and clothing
Lifeshare 7am – 8pm Entertainment, meals, clothing/toiletries, advice & support
MASH Drop-In 11:30am – 2:30pm; Outreach Van 8pm – 12am
Mustard Tree 10am – 1pm Furniture, clothing, food club.
Reach Out TTC 10am – 3pm   Support services

Wed 25th Dec

Booth Centre 9am – 12pm Xmas lunch served at noon. All welcome
Coffee4Craig 7pm – 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
Cornerstone 10:30am – 3pm Xmas Day lunch
Lifeshare 7am – 8pm Entertainment, meals, clothing/toiletries, advice & support

Thurs 26th Dec

Coffee4Craig 7pm – 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
Cornerstone 10:30am – 3pm Boxing Day lunch
Lifeshare 7am – 8pm Entertainment, meals, clothing/toiletries, advice & support

Fri 27th Dec

Barnabus 10.30am – 1pm/7.45pm – 9pm Hot food, drinks, showers, clothing
Booth Centre 9am – 12pm Free breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
Centrepoint 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm Advice and support
Cornerstone 10:30am – 3pm Hot food, drinks, showers and clothing
Coffee4Craig 7pm – 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
JustLife 10am – 12pm Brews, food & activities (Openshaw Centre)
Lifeshare 7am – 8pm Entertainment, meals, clothing/toiletries, advice & support
Mens Room 10.30am – 3pm Hot drinks
MASH Street Outreach Van 8pm – 12am
Mustard Tree 10am – 4pm Furniture, clothing, food club. Hot food 5.30pm – 8pm

Sat 28th Dec

Coffee4Craig 5pm – 7pm Food, showers, advice & support
Lifeshare 7am – 8pm Entertainment, meals, clothing/toiletries, advice & support
Mustard Tree 10am – 4pm Furniture, clothing, food club
Reach Out TTC 11am – 5pm   Support services

Sun 29th Dec

Coffee4Craig 5pm – 7pm Food, showers, advice & support
Food4AllInNeed 4pm – 5pm Hot food, clothing, bedding and food to go
Lifeshare 7am – 2pm Breakfast and lunch only.

Mon 30th Dec

Barnabus 10.30am – 1pm/7.45pm – 9pm Hot food, drinks, showers, clothing
Barnabus Support Office 10am – 1pm
Booth Centre 9am – 12pm Free breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
Centrepoint 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm Advice and support
Coffee4Craig 7pm – 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
Cornerstone 10:30am – 3pm Hot food, drinks, showers and clothing
JustLife 10am – 12pm Brews, food & activities (Openshaw Centre)
MASH Street Outreach Van 8pm – 12am
Mustard Tree 10am – 4pm Furniture, clothing, food club
Reach Out TTC 10am – 5pm   Support services

Tues 31st Dec

Barnabus 10.30am – 1pm Hot food, drinks, showers, clothing
Barnabus Support Office 10am – 1pm
Booth Centre 9am – 12pm Free breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
Centrepoint 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm Advice and support
Coffee4Craig 7pm – 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
Cornerstone 10:30am – 3pm Hot food, drinks, showers and clothing
MASH To be confirmed – contact number below.
Mens Room 10.30am – 3pm Hot drinks
Mustard Tree 10am – 1pm Furniture, clothing, food club
Reach Out TTC 10am – 3pm   Support services

Wed 1st Jan

Coffee4Craig 7pm – 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
Cornerstone 10:30am – 3pm Hot food, drinks, showers and clothing
Barnabus 11am – 2pm; New Year hot food, drinks, showers and clothing


London

The Outside Project – click here for referral.  Phone: 0207 359 5767 (10am-1pm)

lgbtiqoutside.org/

Outsidermas: LGBTIQ Christmas Lunch - December 25, 2019 at 11:00am to: 8:00pm

If you would like to attend, please let a member of The Outside Project crew know at the Monday Hub, or email [email protected] ASAP as spaces will fill up quickly! 

New Horizons Youth Centre - 68 Chalton St, King's Cross, London NW1 1JR - Phone: 0207 388 5560

nhyouthcentre.org.uk/

Crisis Day Centres - London, Croydon and Edinburgh (23 - 29 December) - Phone: 0300 636 1967

crisis.org.uk/get-help/join-us-for-christmas/


Newcastle

The People's Kitchen - The People’s Kitchen, Alison Centre, 56 Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5SQ - Phone: 0191 222 0699

Crisis - Crisis at Christmas is running from 10am to 5.30pm from Blackfriars at the Ouseburn on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Everything is free and open to all who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or otherwise isolated and who are aged 18 and over.  For more information contact [email protected] or 0191 222 0622


Bristol

Caring in Bristol - Caring at Christmas

Where they are are taking over the Trinity Centre and the Julian Trust Night Shelter from the 23rd of December to the 1st of January, providing shelter, food, warmth, company, activities, emotional and medical support, and a welcoming atmosphere for those experiencing homelessness at an acutely difficult time of the year.

caringinbristol.co.uk/project/caring-at-christmas/

For mental health support, if you are in crisis please call Bristol Crisis Line: 0300 555 03 34 (24hr)