supports adults who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation. The charity has centres which operate in both Manchester and Brighton.
The charity was awarded £27,000 in 2014 to assist with the purchase of its centre based in Manchester. Justlife Foundation rented the centre at the time, which is located near to a number of temporary accommodation and ‘hard-to-reach’ individuals in the community. The purchase allowed Justlife Foundation to continue operating at the heart of a community in significant need of its services as well as helping to secure the charity’s ongoing financial sustainability.
The centre operates five days per week offering informal drop in sessions and on the spot advice. Free hot meals are also provided along with a number of workshop programmes including IT, gardening, cooking, art and jewellery making. Justlife Foundation has developed partnerships with libraries, health, substance misuse and supported/social housing projects across the city. In 2014, Justlife Foundation co-authored its first research report titled, ‘Not Home: The Lives of hidden Homeless Households in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation in England’.
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