March 2018

The Army of Kind People.

On Tuesday, approximately 130 representatives from various faith groups attended the Greater Manchester Homelessness Faith Sector Summit to work together to tackle homelessness in Greater Manchester. Faith groups in attendance represented all ten GM boroughs who worked together towards agreeing collective action. The event was kindly hosted by the Methodist Central Building and took place […]

Blog From Our Wonderful Raising Bee Volunteers

Street Support Network Resolve Evening 27th March 2018 Since the last Street Support Resolve Evening the weather has improved slightly, the evenings are lighter, giving everyone in the city a much needed boost. However many social factors remain constant and there is still the constant presence of homeless people on our streets needing help and […]

The Charter, The Partnership & The Calendar

Manchester Homelessness Charter The Manchester Homelessness Charter is a way to bring together people who are homeless with people who are dedicated to ending homelessness. By uniting us with a shared vision we are more able to focus our efforts to tackle key challenges, and ultimately to end homelessness. Read more about the charter here […]

Interview with Staff at Hidden Voices

An interview with Nina Farquharson and Cathy Holmes from ‘Hidden Voices’, conducted by Johna Johnson and Dominic Maddocks for Recovery Radio. Nina Farquharson is a Life Coach and Cathy Holmes runs the organisation’s Smart Recovery programme.   “It’s got a really positive vibe.”   So what service do you provide? Cathy Holmes: I offer the […]

Paul’s Story

Paul suffered from a severe drug addiction that resulted in him being homeless. He was interviewed about his recovery by Johna Johnson for Recovery Radio.   “I was so addicted that my friends just got sick of the chaos I was bringing to their lives.”   How did you become homeless? I was sofa surfing […]

Developers and Digital Creatives needed

Tuesday March 27th at Code Computerlove in Manchester We’re looking for developers, UX designers, marketing gurus and community helpers to make improvements to our website and further develop this unique network of organisations, voluntary groups and kind-hearted folk who work together to try and make homelessness in Manchester, a thing of the past. We try […]

Gary’s Story.

An interview with Gary Staniforth of Hidden Voices. Hidden Voices are champions of positive change in the lives of vulnerable people. They provide training, activities and workshops to improve mental health, raise self-esteem and build confidence. Gary Staniforth began his journey in 2008 and is now the CEO of the Hidden Voices social enterprise.   […]

A Quick Q&A: What does it mean to be intentionally homeless?

Why are people labelled ‘intentionally homeless’? And what help is available for those who are ‘intentionally homeless’?   “Being ‘intentionally homeless’ means not being eligible for long term accommodation or assistance from the council – the most they will provide is advice.”   Why does the council say I am “intentionally homeless”? There are a […]