Funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Free Streets project aims to provide advice, guidance, and essential items to people sleeping rough, in partnership with local agencies.
The project focuses on each individual’s support needs, offering proactive signposting, health interventions, and assistance towards securing a safe and stable home. In addition to individual support and help to access welfare and housing options, our teams will provide people with Covid safety items, basic hygiene products, and clothing items.
Trained outreach workers and volunteers visit people in their localities across the historic county palatine of Lancashire. As well as the current local authority county area of Lancashire, the county palatine also includes the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
The Free Streets outreach team regularly visits Accrington, Blackburn, Blackpool Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Morecambe, Nelson, Oldham, Ormskirk, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, Southport, St Helens, Warrington, Widness, and Wigan.
Free Streets is not looking to replicate or replace what any other organisation is doing. We are keen to work alongside and complement existing services and outreach projects, therefore increasing the support on offer to those in greatest need.
Our Free Streets team includes people with lived experience of homelessness. Their insight, understanding, and empathy for people who are sleeping rough can help to engage the most marginalised people in our communities. Together we are working with local partners to break the negative cycle of homelessness across the North West.
If you want to find out more about the Free Streets project or refer someone to us for support, please contact the Free Streets Team.
T: 07458 017 007