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Welcome to the Macari Centre
In 2016, a news bulletin about homelessness drove Lou Macari out of his house and on to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent to find out what life was like for someone who was homeless.
Having seen the level of need in his adopted city, Lou decided to do everything he could to help those who find themselves homeless, work towards better lives.
From humble beginnings, the Macari Centre in Hanley now provides support and accommodation to around fifty individuals, along with four meals a day.
Our new, innovative centre houses individuals in beautiful pods, within our own warehouse ‘village’, giving them an address and space of their own, and access to support from our team of trained staff, 24 hours a day.
The service users we support are referred to as ‘guests’, which defines the relationship we wish to achieve.
We firmly believe that our guests are capable of change and will achieve their full potential when offered a secure, supportive, empowering and non-judgmental environment.
It is our mission to provide such an environment and help reverse the spiral of homelessness.