Caritas Morning Star provides safe, high quality supported accommodation for 20 single homeless men, who share a lounge, newly refurbished self-catering kitchen and dining room and laundry facilities. Each resident has a support worker who will work with them to address the issues which led to them becoming homeless and to help ensure that they can move on and successfully resettle in the community.
In 2018, Morning Star transferred to the management of Caritas Diocese of Salford having previously been managed by the Jericho Benedictine Brothers who founded the hostel.
Located on Denmark Road it adjoins the Caritas Cornerstone Day Centre and residents can make use of the extensive range of services provided at the day centre including educational and recreational activities, the free Community lunch and the range of specialist agencies including a GP, nurse, drug, alcohol and mental health specialists and the free opticians service run by VisionCare.
In May 2022, we launched a new service from the Morning Star, in partnership with Manchester City Council, to model an alternative to low quality B+B accommodation. This is part of wider work where we are working with partners to try to end the use of B+B accommodation for people who are homeless. The number of people in B+Bs has dramatically increased over the last few years, and people have told us how they often feel unsafe, unsupported and forgotten when they spend months or sometimes years stuck in B+Bs, which are both poor quality and expensive. We are determined to provide a high quality alternative, which values each individual and helps them to rebuild their lives in the community.
The service is funded through housing benefit and a support grant from Manchester City Council who refer people to the service. However, we also rely on donations from the public, parishes, schools, community groups and businesses to enable us to provide the extras that help make it a high quality environment where we can work with people to help them to ensure they have the skills and opportunities to find and maintain a permanent home.Donate
Can you help by sponsoring a room at the Morning Star?
We are looking for 20 individuals or groups to sponsor a bedroom enabling 6-12 homeless people each year to move off the streets and have a lovely room with *brand new* bedding, towels, curtains, carpet, furniture, their own fridge and kettle and pictures on the wall to make it homely.
£1,500 would enable us to upgrade a bedroom. In return we would like to include your name on a list of sponsors in our entrance hall and we would be delighted to arrange for you to come and visit the project to see for yourself the difference your funding will make and/or we can arrange to come and give a talk in your church, school or community group.
Or could you donate £3,000 to enable us to transform the 3 remaining bathrooms. (See before and after photos below).
Alternatively we are always grateful to receive donations of men’s toiletries to ensure we can provide all new residents with a welcome pack.
- Tooth brushes and toothpaste
- Shaving foam and razors
- Shower gel and deodorant
- New boxer shorts and socks
Your support can help us to work with people to build a new life after homelessness.
Caritas Morning Star
104 Denmark Road
0161 868 0606