A Neighbourhood that Supports all Citizens of Manchester

Nobody should have to be homeless in Manchester. We at St. John’s are working together with a network of charities, the Manchester Homelessness Partnership, to end homelessness in the city as soon as possible.

The Initiative

The St. John’s Homelessness Initiative is a joint commitment from all organisations involved in the development to contribute towards ending homelessness through; awareness-raising, inclusive employment, and fundraising.

A collaboration between developers, contractors, supply chain organisations, the City Council, local charities and people who have personal insight into homelessness.  All with a common goal.

The St. John’s Homelessness Initiative is a pioneering project which unites all of the partners involved in this development around a shared goal – to end homelessness in Manchester. It is building on the fantastic work which is already happening in Manchester and will channel resources to where they are most needed.


We are working together and in partnership with a network of charities to achieve these goals. Each main contractor has appointed ‘homelessness ambassadors’ to guide this project, and we are hugely grateful to them and to our invaluable supply chain organisations who are supporting this initiative.

The approach is meaningful and sustainable – we hope that in fifty years’ time when the new offices are full, and the restaurants are buzzing, St. John’s will still be supporting the homeless community of Manchester.

The parties involved are diverse bringing a variety of expertise in homelessness and a proven track record in social value projects. They all share the common goal of ending homelessness in Manchester. Those involved are Allied London, Big Change MCR, CityCo., DWP, Forever Manchester, Laing O’Rourke, Lendlease, Manchester Council, McLaren Construction, MHP and Street Support.



Manchester Homelessness Partnership

Launched in May 2016, the partnership unites people with experience of homelessness with organisations from differ ent industries. The partnership has two key values: inclusive partnership and co-production, both of which the initiative will continue to develop.

To read more about the Manchester Homelessness Partnership visit https://mhp.org.uk

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