October 2017

Web developers needed

We are looking for web developers who share our mission to #EndHomelessness. We would love to hear from anyone with DotNet, Ionic or front end skills who genuinely cares about ending homelessness and wants to do something to make a difference. We have a list of features the network say are needed, and we co-produce the […]

Health and Homelessness: statistics and solutions

We wanted to share some information with you on the impact that homelessness can have on a person’s health. What is homelessness? “Homelessness is a measure of our collective success, or otherwise, in reducing inequalities.” Narrow definitions of homelessness suggest that it means not having a home. Did you know, you can actually be homeless […]

Healthcare charging

Join Asylum Matters in taking urgent action on damaging healthcare charging regulations. Imminent changes are being made to health services in England that will negatively affect migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and will also impact on the services all patients receive. Some people in the UK are not entitled to free NHS hospital care. This […]

A Volunteer’s View

So, volunteering for homelessness organisations in Manchester. Is it all about ‘doing your bit’? In a way, yes. But it’s also about meeting new people, having a laugh, working as a team, getting some exercise, (trust me, a shift in a busy kitchen burns those cals) and mingling with the good people of Manchester who […]

Street Support’s new locations

  Homelessness is a national crisis. As in Manchester, unprecedented numbers of people are finding themselves on the streets. And just like in Manchester, people are coming together to find local solutions. In more and more cities, those solutions include Street Support Network. New locations Street Support began in Manchester and Leeds. But with new […]

Portsmouth Rucksack Event 2017

This is the 4th year of hosting the Rucksack Event in Portsmouth with an estimated 10,000 plus Rucksacks and donations over the years and every year it gets bigger and better! The Rucksack Event 2017 11 November, 10am – 4pm Portsmouth Football Club, (PITC), Rodney Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8TB The concept is simple, grab a rucksack […]

Manchester homelessness Raising Bee 2

We’re still feeling joyful about the second Raising Bee event that we held at Code Computerlove on World Homelessness Day last week. On that subject, the third one is coming up on Tuesday 7 November. As Street Support Network, part of Manchester Homelessness Partnership and the GM Homelessness Action Network, we have a backlog of […]

Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Centrepoint needs landlords to participate in its Rent Deposit Guarantee scheme. Centrepoint are offering a new scheme to help prevent homelessness amongst 16 and 17 year olds in Manchester, helping landlords to fill vacancies quickly and free of charge. Who is Centrepoint? Centrepoint is a national charity providing over 2,000 homeless young people with accommodation and […]

All Systems Go!

New Hostel Officially Opens on World Homelessness Day An innovative hostel for homeless people will be officially opened on Tuesday 10 October, World Homeless Day. Stop, Start, Go, Sustainable Living hostel The Stop, Start, Go Sustainable Living hostel (SSG) in Cheetham Hill has been jointly funded by Manchester City Council, The Mayor of Greater Manchester’s […]

World Homelessness Day: Update on Manchester Homelessness Charter

Manchester Homelessness Charter has been in progress for 1 year and 5 months since May 2016. It calls for everyone that lives, works or studies in Manchester to get behind the mission to End Homelessness in our city. The partnership includes charities, grassroots groups, city leaders, faith groups, businesses, Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police, […]