Day five of National Safeguarding Adults Week – Homelessness

Welcome to day five of National Safeguarding Adults Week – the aim of which is to create a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults – so we can be better, together.

Today we are be focusing on raising awareness of Homelessness.

Help us to raise awareness of this key issue facing adults at risk by:

Homelessness covers a wide range of circumstances from sleeping on the streets, to families living in bed and breakfast hotels, to those without a home of their own.  There is no single reason why someone can end up without a home. Personal circumstances and wider factors both play their part.

Housing and Homelessness
Manchester City Council and partners have produced some excellent booklets that give a step-by-step guide through housing options and provide information and advice to support individuals and families to stay in their home – find these and more in our housing and homelessness resource.

What can you do?
Find out what you can do to help homeless people – whether it is offering your time, giving practical items, making a donation or helping to change policies – there is lots you can do to make a difference.

Here are some ways you can get involved and support people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness:

Safeguarding Adults online learning now available

A variety of free online Adult Safeguarding courses can be accessed by anyone who works with adults and or their families in Manchester. These courses are provided by our online learning Partner Virtual College at

Online Courses include:

  • Dementia Awareness
  • Hate Crime
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Person Centred Approach in Adults and Social Care Settings
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk
  • Working with Adults who Self-Neglect
  • and many others.

Please note that courses need to be completed within 4 weeks of registration or a £25 non-completion fee will be payable.

National Safeguarding Week

After a successful launch in 2018, the Anne Craft Trust announced the return of National Safeguarding Adults Week on 18th – 22nd November.

The trust has collaborated with the SAB Manager Network and The University of Nottingham with the aim of creating a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults – so we can be better, together.

For more information on the Ann Craft Trust and National Safeguarding Week visit their website at


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