September 2017

Accommodation help made easier with new online hub

For anyone experiencing homelessness it is difficult and confusing to know where to even start with finding accommodation. There is limited accommodation for those who are not in priority need, and most need a referral from the council or another service. People often contact us asking what options they have, or trying to advise someone […]

New hostel opens its doors to Manchester’s homeless

Registered charity Stop Start Go (SSG) Sustainable Living has opened its doors to a new hostel offering a holistic home for the homeless in Manchester. A stone’s throw away from the Booth Centre, the hostel on Cheetham Hill Road offers temporary supported accommodation and an innovative tailored programme of support for 15 people. The first phase […]

Rebuilding family life

Material needs aren’t the whole story. Daniel doesn’t blame his council for evicting him after a so-called friend wired his electric meter and lived rent-free while Daniel was in hospital after a heart attack. But he did not have the two weeks rent they demanded to let him back and he’s been sleeping on the […]

An ordinary bloke

Thanks to extraordinary Big Change. In a way Craig is a typical rough sleeper. He has no long-term support needs. No mental health issues. No substance abuse. He doesn’t fit the rough sleeper stereotype – but he soon could. Anyone can have the bad luck to end up sleeping rough. Craig was “horrified” when his […]

Sue finds stability again

Preventing homelessness with Big Change connections. Sue was full of hope last year when she left her settled life here to move in with her new partner in London. But her relationship soon became abusive and she had to flee Women’s Aid who found her space in a women’s refuge down south. This year, determined to […]