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Help with finding accommodation

If you need help right now you can attend Tameside Housing Advice Tameside Housing Association - External Link between 9am -3pm (Monday-Thursday) 10am – 3pm Friday.

Tameside Housing Advice Centre
119-125 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7RL

Telephone : 0161 331 2700 (including out of hours.)

Visit the Tameside Housing Advice website External link

 

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 dutytorefer@tameside.gov.uk
  • 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 sleeping rough or would like to report an issue of rough sleeping in your area you can contact the Impact Service by calling Telephone0161 330 1557.

The Impact Service is based at the Greystones Project at 215 Mossley Rd, Ashton.

The Impact Service deliver an outreach service for reported cases of rough sleeping and a day service for Tameside residents who are currently, or at risk of becoming homeless. People can be provided with food, laundry facilities, showers , a clothing store, help with claiming benefits and accessing other key services.

The Impact service is open Mon - Fri 12pm - 3.00pm.

Impact also has four residential beds which are open to referrals from other agencies.

Alternatively 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 www.streetlink.org.uk 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 Tameside Housing Association - External Link on Telephone 0161 331 2700 or out of hours on 0161 331 2888.
 

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 672 9420 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
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