The Cotton Street Project: Rebuilding Lives in Liverpool

A unique homeless shelter with a long-term initiative

what makes us unique?

24-hour access to the Cotton Street site and facilities
Each guest will have their own accommodation and address
On-site upholstery and joinery workshop to teach new skills
The intention to open the first official 'sharps room' to keep needles off the streets

Each of our homeless friends has a story to tell,
and we’re there to listen.

Hear their stories

a city
in crisis

Over the last couple of years, Liverpool has seen a sharp incline in the amount of homeless people who are sleeping in the doorways of our city. After Kingsway House homeless shelter was forced to close in October 2018, Signature Living launched The Cotton Street Project. A new homeless shelter designed with a difference.

Through the homeless shelter, I want local people to come together and work as a community by volunteering at the shelter to ensure nobody in Liverpool spends a night on the streets.

Lawrence Kenwright

amenities

Cotton Street is the first of its kind. A place of comfort, care and productivity, the shelter incorporates unique accommodation, social activities, café facilities, skills workshops and professional support.

Offering the chance to make life-changing connections, Cotton Street is designed to bring people together. Our social recovery programme is a deliverable pathway, getting guests back on their feet to return to society.

  • 12 warm sleeping cabins
  • Hot and cold food options
  • Training and skills workshops
  • Sociable recreational area
  • Nurturing and friendship
  • Wash facilities and toilets
  • 24-hour access to the site
  • CCTV security monitoring
  • Professional health/job support
  • Drop-in overnight crash centre

where we
started

Brian was down on his luck and sleeping rough in Liverpool. Lawrence was a successful hotelier and property developer. David was a self-proclaimed hippy in a dead-end job. Together they formed an unlikely alliance and created a homeless shelter like no other. This is the story of Kingsway House.

#StrongerTogether

With the help of the NHS, Merseycare, council officials, agencies and the people of Liverpool, we’re stronger together, and can really make a difference.

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to us

Our long-term goal is to eradicate homelessness in Liverpool – but this can only be achieved by working together!

We’d love to have you on board to help us make a difference. Please tick the boxes that apply to you and complete the notes section with relevant skills, experience or expertise.