Boaz winter night shelter

If you would like to make a referral to our men’s winter night shelter please read the following guidance notes carefully.

Once you have read them, please call the Boaz office on 0161 202 1056
to confirm
whether there is a space available tonight.

The Boaz Trust is a charity working to support destitute asylum seekers and refugees. The Boaz night shelter is open from October to April each year and is run by teams of volunteers across Manchester, supported by a part time night shelter coordinator.

Who can stay in the Boaz night shelter?

The Boaz night shelter offers basic accommodation for the following groups of people:

  1. men who have claimed asylum but have had their cases refused and are now homeless
  2. men who have an appointment to claim asylum but who haven’t yet been interviewed and been offered asylum support
  3. men who have claimed asylum and applied for asylum support but are currently homeless for example because of an administrative delay or error
  4. men who have been granted refugee status but are homeless (for example after NASS has ended)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide accommodation for other migrants or British citizens who have become homeless. If your client does not fit one of the categories above but needs emergency accommodation, please check out Street SupportTo make a referral for a woman, please use our standard accommodation referral form here.

Men’s night shelter- how it works

Early evening reception service

An early evening reception service for men is open every evening from 6pm-8pm at The Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS. 

This reception service is only for those individuals who have a confirmed place in the Boaz night shelter for that specific night.

All new guests will be asked to sign a code of conduct at the reception venue. This is currently available in Amharic, Arabic, English, Farsi and Tigrinya.

Transport to the overnight venues

Transport to the overnight venues will only be provided for men who have a confirmed place in the Boaz night shelter If they are not at the reception venue at the specified time, they will lose their place.


  • There are a 12 bed spaces available each night in a large, shared room in a church building
  • Beds consist of camp beds or sleeping mats, sleeping bags and pillows
  • The overnight venues are spread all over Greater Manchester and each venue is used for one night per week
  • Guests will be asked to leave the venue by 8.00 am, and will usually be given either bus fare or transport back into the city centre


  • Warm drinks and snacks are provided at the reception venue
  • Evening meal – a hot meal is provided at the overnight venue soon after arrival. There is always a halal or vegetarian option
  • Breakfast is served from 7-7.45am (approx.)
  • If a guest has any food allergies or specific dietary requirements, please let us know on the referral form

Once you’ve read these notes, you can complete the referral form here.