Destitute Project

Most asylum seekers live in poverty and we are grateful to receive good quality donations. The destitute project welcomes:

*Clean clothes and shoes for men, women and children – men’s clothes are the most useful. Please only clothes relevant to the season. We cannot store coats till winter or shorts till summer.

*Small household items such as kitchen equipment, (NO electrical items please)

*Non-perishable food especially tins of tuna, tuna, peanut butter, bags of rice, biscuits

*Toiletries especially shower gel, toothpaste and toothbrushes, razors, and sanitary towels.

*Small toys.

If you have a donation please;

  1. Label all bags clearly “for MRSN”.
  2. Bring them on from Monday to Wednesday to be distributed on Friday to Manchester Refugee Support Network, 129 princess Road, Moss Side, M14 4RB

If you have larger items or any other questions please email

The destitute project also assists refused asylum seekers who are known as ARE (Appeal Rights Exhausted) to find a route out of destitution and resolve their situation. We help people access legal advice and provide information, support and advocacy along with practical support including referrals to accommodation providers, food banks, health services and other specialist services.

Friday: 10am-2pm: (Drop-in and by appointments)