A Bed Every Night (ABEN)

Bury has made a commitment to provide 'A Bed Every Night' (ABEN) for all people that are rough sleeping on the streets in Bury.

From the 1 October 2019 to 30 June 2020, this provision will provide for rough sleepers:

  • Bed for the night and provision between 8pm and 8am the next day
  • Food and warm drinks
  • Accommodation with appropriate facilities on a nightly basis

Completed referral forms can be emailed to Bury Housing Assessment by any agency, between the hours of 9am to 5pm. If referrals are made on email, rough sleepers will need to attend a quick meeting with the Housing Assessment team, before they are able to access the provision.

word icon ABEN (A Bed Every Night) referral form [212kb]

If approached after 5pm, then agencies should call the Homeless Out of Hours service on 0161 253 6606. The Homeless out of hours duty officer will assess if the person is eligible to access the service.

All relevant contact details are on the attached for referrals to be made.

Alternatively, rough sleepers can present to the Housing Reception located at Six Town Housing to complete the referral and relevant forms. The reception is open Monday to Friday, between 10am and 1pm.