We opened the shop to help sustain the project. Anybody sleeping rough can come into the shop, they can get something to eat, drink, someone comes in to help with benefits advice, the shop can be used as a care of address, to charge phones, just to chat. We’ve even had some people who have been sleeping rough come into volunteer as well.”

To find out more about Reach Out To the Community and how you can help make a difference, search for them on Facebook or email reachoutcommunity@yahoo.com .

© Maya Black, Manchester Evening News, 13 May 2019