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Rough sleeping


Help with finding accommodation

If you need help right now you can contact Tameside Housing Advice between 8.30am -5pm (Monday- Wednesday) 8.30am – 4.40pm (Thursday) 8.30am – 4pm Friday

Tameside Housing Advice Centre
119-125 Old Street

Telephone : 0161 342 2700 - 8.30am -5pm (Monday- Wednesday) 8.30am – 4.40pm (Thursday) 8.30am – 4pm Friday.
0161 342 2222 – out of hours
Please contact Tameside Housing advice by emailing –


What is A Bed Every Night?

A Bed Every Night is a commitment to provide a bed, welcome, hot meal and support for anyone sleeping rough in Greater Manchester. The extra provision will operate from 1st November 2018 until 31st March 2019 and will be available throughout this period, regardless of the temperature.

The programme will make every effort to address the needs of those rough sleeping, offering additional temporary accommodation with lower criteria than current provision; removing them from the risk of extreme weather, improving health and wellbeing.

A Bed Every Night is not a sticking plaster but the first stage of a new systematic approach across Greater Manchester to end homelessness. Ideally, we want to move people through emergency shelter into the right accommodation and support option for them, to enable them to stay off the streets.

The staff in the provision will work pro-actively with individuals, referring agencies, accommodation providers and other services to try to find suitable move-on options or reconnection.

How do people get inside?

There will be two main routes into the winter provision - street outreach teams will go out to people rough sleeping and support them to get into the provision, and people can also go through their housing advice teams, local support services and out of hours numbers.
Please see below the contact information for Bed Every Night Tameside :

  • Visit Tameside Housing Advice, 119-125 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 7RL
  • Call: 0161 331 2700
  • Download the referrals form and email to
  • Out of Hours call: 0161 331 2700 (Mon–Wed 5pm to 9am, Thu 5pm to 10pm, Fri-Mon 4pm to 9am)

Outreach and support service

If you are concerned about someone you have seen sleeping rough, you can call the national 24/7 StreetLink service on 0300 500 0914 or contact them via their website The StreetLink team will ensure the person sleeping rough is connected up with the services available in their local area to help them away from the streets as quickly as possible.

Winter provision

When it is severely cold we ensure that a Cold Weather Policy is in place and that people who are rough sleeping can access accommodation to get them off the streets. The Cold Weather policy is in operation between 1st December to the 31st March and is fully implemented when the temperature is due to be below zero for 3 consecutive days.

Ring Tameside Housing Advice on Telephone 0161 331 2700 or out of hours on 0161 342 2222

Other sources of support

My Recovery Tameside (CGL) – are Tameside’s Drug & Alcohol support agency run a drop-in service every Monday at 111-113 Old St, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7RL (near Tameside Housing Advice & Job  Centre+) (excluding bank holidays) between 10-12pm providing hot drinks, toast and food parcels when available. My Recovery can also provide advice and guidance regarding drugs & alcohol, benefits, housing and substance misuse.

Drug & Alcohol Support Service

  • 111-113 Old St, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7RL
  • 15 Thornley Street, Hyde, SK14 1JY (above Thornley Medical practice – please use designated side entrance)

Telephone 0161 342 2700 Please ring for more Information, Appointments & Service Opening Times


Places to go for food and help

  • Carpenters Arms, Ashton - Tuesday: Tea/Breakfast/Lunch
  • St Albans Centre, Vicarage Rd, Dukinfield - Saturday (Fortnightly): Food Parcels/Tea & Toast
  • Church of Nazarene, Stamford St - Sundays: Toast & Tea
  • New Life Church Tameside, James Street, Ashton - Wednesday Breakfast: 9.30-11.30am – free cooked breakfast, followed by activity group – ‘Engage’. Thursday Feast: 4-6pm – free 2 course hot meal.  Limited spaces, queuing system in place.
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