Welcome to the Macari Centre.

In 2016, a news bulletin about the number of homeless people in Britain drove Lou Macari out of his house and on to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent to find out for himself what life was like for someone who was homeless.

Having seen the evidence, he made up his mind, there and then, that he would do everything in his power to help those that find themselves homeless work towards better lives.

Today, the Macari Centre in Hanley provides emergency shelter and safe, short term accommodation for persons in need of support.

We believe that homeless and marginalised individuals are capable of change and will only achieve their full potential when offered a safe, supportive, empowering and non-judgemental environment.

It is our vision to provide such an environment and meaningful activities which will help reverse the spiral of homelessness.

The Macari Centre Street Retreat - Stoke-on-Trent by Tom Reece.

Safe, secure shelter.

The Macari Centre Street Retreat is open every day of the year for people without a home, offering a place to stay in a safe and secure environment.

Our story.

In 2016, a news bulletin about the number of homeless people in Britain drove Lou Macari out onto the streets of Stoke-on-Trent to find out for himself what life was like for someone who was homeless.

Support us.

The Macari Foundation is a registered charity and our operations are supported by fundraising activities and the generous donations made by benevolent individuals and organisations.

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