M13 Youth Project is a community-based project, working with young people often labelled 'hard-to-reach', in the inner-urban areas of Ardwick and Longsight in Manchester. Established in 1995, we specialise in detached youth work and work from an inclusive Christian value-base, using the principles and practices of informal education and community development.
The Barnabus Trust works in Manchester City Centre amongst the homeless, those with drug and alcohol related problems, and the prostitutes. The ministry also extends to the prisons at Buckley Hall and Styal, supporting the women as they prepare for release.
The Mustard Tree - improving and rebuilding the lives of homeless and marginalised people in Manchester.
The Boaz Trust is a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester. We aim, primarily through the Church, to provide accommodation for those who are homeless, along with food and other essentials. We also provide individual advocacy and support, and campaign for justice in asylum legislation.
Eden originated in Manchester in 1997 and has grown into a network with multiple teams serving hard-up neighbourhoods in several cities. In a nutshell Eden's mandate is to go to the most challenging urban areas and share God's life-changing love in word and action. Teams live in the community, sharing the problems of those growing up there and ministering to their needs.
CARISMA is a grassroots community organisation seeking to serve the inner-city areas of Longsight and Moss Side in inner-south Manchester affected by gun and gang violence through networking, advocacy and mobilising local people to be active in their community. The aim is to create "life-chances for young people in the community". Since forming in 2003 CARISMA has been responsible for initiating PeaceWeek, the OSBAs and PeaceFM community radio station. While not a Christian organisation as such, a number of local Christians are involved (including Paul) and it has aims which are very much in line with Jesus' manifesto in Luke 4 v18-19. Urban Presence is actively supporting this initiative.
Street Pastors began in Manchester in the summer of 2004, facilitated initially by Paul and others through CARISMA on behalf of local churches. Quite simply it gets church members out on the streets late at night meeting with and seeking to care for and help young people. The national Street Pastors initiative began in London in Spring 2003 and has proved to be effective in engaging young people and in reducing crime. It is now in approximately 200 locations throughout the UK.
ChangeMakers, communities organised for the good of Manchester. ChangeMakers mission is to build a powerful community-led organisation whose members take action on issues of social, economic, political and environmental justice.