• Rough sleeping initiative

    The RSI service is a service for people aged 18 plus who use the streets to sleep on an on going basis. Clients should present at Oldham council homeless service to get a referral. The service lead / contact is Dean Owens-Cooper.

    Contact for further details: Dean Owens-Cooper
    Contact phone number: 07950286676

    Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    Time: 24 hours 7 days a week
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: Free


    Professional Referral: No
    Self Referral:
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: Yes

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: Depaul UK
    Organisation Profile:

    he Depaul Group began in 1989 in response to the growing number of homeless people on the streets of London.
    The initial idea emerged from The Passage Day Centre, in Victoria. Sister Barbara Smith, who was then Director of The Passage, and her management team and trustees brought their proposal to Cardinal Basil Hume who agreed to be Patron of the new charity Depaul Trust and support its inception. The founder members all had their roots in the life and work of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660). Sister Sarah King-Turner was appointed as the first Director and built the infrastructure in London as well as leading on its first project developments. In those early years in London, Depaul was proud to have the unstinting support of Diana, Princess of Wales who visited Depaul projects regularly, making time to sit and talk to residents in our hostels for single homeless young people aged from 16 to 25. in 1992, Mark McGreevy took over as Director, and he inspired and led the national and international expansion of the Depaul Group over the next few years, for which he was awarded an OBE in January 2015.

    Charity Number: 802384