Complex NeedsĀ and Homelessness


Alan volunteered for our Winter Watch project in the late 1990s. Following 21 years working for a printing company, he became our Street Life Project Worker in 2000, supporting rough sleepers and other homeless people to access suitable accommodation. Alan oversees our weekly Street Life Housing Drop In and works closely with the housing department and a range of housing providers to secure appropriate housing for clients with complex and enduring issues.


Ian joined Urban Outreach early in 2019 to work with Bolton Homeless Alliance, with the aim to set up and coordinate the running of a Homeless Night Shelter. Previously he worked for a local electrical/ building company where he was Operations Manager for ten years. Over recent years Ian has helped set up and run a foodbank and a night shelter in Atherton where he was the Project Manager and Trustee. He has a deep concern for those who find themselves homeless. His aim is to ensure there is always a safe haven they can turn to – one that is supportive and builds self-esteem while more permanent housing is being arranged.

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