This minibus, donated by Edward Holt Trust, will enable Justlife to take their successful housing, health and wellbeing support to the doorsteps of people living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation across Greater Manchester.
Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA), considered the last housing option before rough sleeping, is where homeless individuals find themselves stuck while trying to navigate the difficult journey of finding more suitable, stable and secure housing. Without support, many are at risk of falling into street homelessness, and can struggle to access and engage with support services.
The minibus, kitted out with a table and chairs, kitchen facilities and a toilet, will help Justlife reach those who may not feel confident enough to come to drop-in support sessions at Justlife’s centre in Openshaw.
Edward Holt Trust is a charity that funds a number of homelessness projects in Greater Manchester, alongside providing accommodation for older people with limited means at Holt House in Didsbury.