Boaz Night Shelter

If you would like to make a referral to our 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 Night Shelter runs from October until the end of April each year. The Boaz Night Shelter is run by teams of volunteers across Manchester, supported by a part time Boaz Night Shelter coordinator.

In 2017, we will be running men’s and women’s night shelters in parallel, with 2 separate sets of overnight venues and 2 separate teams of volunteers.

The Boaz Night Shelters offer basic accommodation for the following groups of people:

  1. Women and men who have claimed asylum but have had their cases refused and are now homeless
  2. Women and men who have claimed asylum and applied for asylum support but are currently homeless for example because of an administrative delay or error
  3. Women and men who have been granted refugee status but are temporarily homeless (for example after NASS has ended)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide accommodation for homeless European or British nationals, or people who have entered the UK on different types of visas.

Reception Services

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. 

An early evening reception service for women is open each evening from 6pm-7pm at Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, M1 1JQ.

These venues are both only for those individuals who have a confirmed place in the Boaz Night Shelter for that specific night.

Transport to the overnight venues

Transport to the overnight venues will be provided for men and women who have a confirmed place in the Boaz Night Shelter from Monday to Sunday If they are not at the Reception Venue at the specified time, they will lose their place.


  • Accommodation is offered only if there are vacancies
  • There are a fixed number of bed spaces available each night in a large, shared room in a church building (12 for men, 8 for women initially as this is a brand new project).
  • Beds consist of camp beds or sleeping mats, sleeping bags and pillows
  • There is no choice of location – guests must be made aware of the accommodation offered, as this may affect their decision


  • 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.). Guests will be asked to leave the venue by 8.00 am

 The Referral Procedure

  1. Please make sure that the client is eligible for the Boaz Night Shelter and that they have no viable alternative accommodation
  2. Please explain how the Boaz Night Shelter works, using the information above
  3. While the client is with you, please telephone Boaz on 0161 202 1056 between 10.00am and 3.30pm to confirm if there is a place available for that night
  4. If there is a space available, please follow the link below to complete our online Boaz Night Shelter Referral Form which will automatically be sent through to us

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