EMBASSY VILLAGE

We’re planning to create a new community in Manchester that will provide much needed wrap-around support for the city’s homeless and vulnerable men. Embassy Village will provide a safe environment to enable them to get back on their feet.

Embassy is a Manchester based charity which began by repurposing a luxury tour bus to provide emergency shelter and support to vulnerable adults. Like many other UK homeless shelters, we had to close the bus during the COVID-19 pandemic so we’ve been reinventing what we do. We now have a number of homes across Manchester, Salford and Bolton that provide residents with their own room – something many have dreamed of for a long time.

Our approach is to reintegrate vulnerable people back into society by helping them to find work and a home of their own, reducing the pressure on local councils. We work hard with our residents to build their confidence and life skills so they can contribute to society again, offering them a hand up, not a hand out.

THE PROJECT

It will provide safe, secure homes for people who are homeless or at the risk of being homeless with in-house start to end support and routes into work. Vulnerable people are housed and then surrounded by the support and training they need to leave the cycle of homelessness.

We are looking to create 40 new high quality permanent homes, each with their own front door. There will also be a Village Hall which will become a community hub and training and mentoring facility for residents. The experienced Embassy team will manage the site 24/7.

Embassy operates as a housing provider rather than a shelter and all potential residents are interviewed and triaged. Only those who are ready and, crucially, keen to work are offered accommodation.

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ABOUT US

The project is being generously supported by Peel L&P and CAPITAL&CENTRIC.

Peel L&P

Peel L&P is an ambitious regeneration business with generations of history, heritage and expertise in our DNA. Established in 1972, it will celebrate 50 years in business next year and is proud to be responsible for some of the most transformational projects in the UK today including MediaCityUK in Salford Quays and at its Strategic Waters locations in Liverpool, Wirral, Trafford, Manchester and Chatham. Peel L&P strives to make a positive impact on people’s lives with sustainability embedded in everything it does to benefit communities and the environment. It was the first property company in the country to achieve a net zero carbon status for buildings as verified by the UK Green Building Council (2019 definition).

Peel L&P initiated the vision for the project and has helped to bring key partners together to make it happen. It has provided its own site for the homes, providing 22 railway arches in Castlefield, Manchester, rent free under a long-term agreement.

 

Capital&Centric

Social impact developer CAPITAL&CENTRIC is leading on the design and delivery of the scheme. One of the UK’s most creative and active developers they spend on average £2 million a week on regeneration, which includes the conversion of the Grade II listed Crusader Mill into an owner occupied community in the Piccadilly East neighbourhood and KAMPUS, a £250 million garden neighbourhood project being developed with HBD next to Canal Street. Co-founder Tim Heatley is also chair of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity that prioritises ending rough sleeping and homelessness.

WHO WE WORK WITH

The project is also supported by a wider professional team who are all providing their services for free as well as companies supporting with grant funding, materials and services

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N fled conflict in Darfur 10 years ago walking most of the way from Africa to Manchester. After waiting 7 years in a shelter, we met N and took him in. The pandemic slowed our progress but even so we found jobs for him. Each time he lost them and finally we established that he couldn't read or write in English. N has completed a college course, reads & writes and speaks much better. We have helped secure employment with our partners DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly and last week, with furniture from our friends at LOFT we moved him into his new flat. What a decade! We are humbled to witness the happy ending to this hard chapter. We continue to provide him with support - here’s to the future! ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

Fancy joining the #Embassy team in the Great Manchester Run on 22nd May? Run with Sid, Cyprian and the rest of the team and raise money to end people’s #homelessness in our City!Go to https://www.greatrun.org/events/great-manchester-run/ to register before places sell out, then let us know by emailing ruth@embassybus.org… you’ll even get your very own Embassy running vest or t-shirt! ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

We’ve had little opportunity to visit churches the last couple of years and we have so much to fill you in on! If you’d like us to come and share our vision, be a guest speaker or do an interview at your church, we’d love to make it work.Please get in touch! ruth@embassybus.org ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

We love partnering with Message Trust and Barnabus, most of all we love partnering with the Lord👆🏼who gives new life to anyone who chooses to follow him. So proud of you Steve mate! 👍🏼 ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

We are incredibly grateful for the significant financial support that we have received from Far Logistics who have really caught the vision of Embassy and our work with the homeless. Thank you so much!Companies like Far Logistics partnering with us is critical to the success of Embassy, if you would like to join the team either financially or by offering employment to our chaps please get in touch: ruth@embassybus.org ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

We are incredibly grateful for the significant financial support that we have received from Cardinal Global Logistics who have really caught the vision of Embassy and our work with the homeless. Thank you so much! Companies like Cardinal Global Logistics partnering with us is critical to the success of Embassy, if you would like to join the team either financially or by offering employment to our chaps please get in touch: ruth@embassybus.org ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

Thank you to Waitrose & Partners for their very kind donation, we really appreciate you nominating Embassy Bus as your chosen charity! Thank you to everyone who contributed 🤗🤗🤗 ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago  ·  

🙏PRAY WITH US 🙏 Tues 14th Dec @ 8pm on zoom. We would love you to join us as we worship and pray and hear all the latest from Sid and Tess. DM ruth@embassybus.org if you would like to attend 🙏🙏🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago  ·  

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