Amanda Croome founded the Booth Centre in Manchester in 1995 on the principles that everyone should have a safe place to call home, positive relationships and a purpose in life. Homeless people are no different and this is what the Booth Centre aims to help homeless people achieve.
Greater Manchester is facing very challenging times with homelessness and rough sleeping on the increase and still more spending and welfare cuts to come. Over 250 people visit the Centre each week, a 47 % increase in the last two years. Having moved to a new, larger premises in 2014 the Booth Centre is better placed to meet this challenge in helping homeless people to break the cycle of homelessness. Given the right support and opportunities, homeless people can resolve their problems and realise a better future.
The Booth Centre provides advice to find accommodation, education, training and help to secure employment, free healthy meals, support in tackling issues with health and addiction, and creative activities to boost confidence and self-esteem. People can access both the immediate emergency support and the long term advice and guidance needed to move off the streets and resettle in in the community. The centre offers an activities and employment programme to help people build their skills and confidence. More information about the services on offer at the Booth Centre