December 2017

Four Years of the Bradford Curry Circle

The Bradford Curry Circle is held every Thursday from 7pm in the Carlisle Business Centre, and every Monday from 7pm at the Keighley Association Women and Children’s Centre.   “It immediately struck me that the evening was as much about fulfilling social needs as it was about filling stomachs.”   I was excited to visit […]

#EndHomelessnessMCR Raising Bee 4

On Tuesday night, over twenty volunteers from local businesses gathered in Manchester on International Volunteer Day to offer their support to the homelessness network. Street Support Greater Manchester, which connects an online network of organisations and voluntary groups working together to end homelessness, ran the Hackathon to work on features requested from people experiencing homelessness […]

Giving Our Hidden Homeless A Voice

Last Thursday’s Unsupported Temporary Accommodation Conference at the People’s Museum in Manchester kicked off with Andy Burnham declaring homelessness as ‘a humanitarian crisis’ which needed a ‘whole society response’. The ‘hidden homeless’, often marginalized and stigmatized with sometimes complex and multiple needs, are right now living in sub-standard accommodation. In fact, 43% of all private unsupported […]