July 2019

St John’s Homelessness Initiative

What is St John’s? St John’s’ is a one billion pound new development in the centre of Manchester and is being described as Manchester’s newest neighbourhood. Once constructed, the 6 acre site will be mixed-mode and plans to include 2,500 new homes, 600,000sq ft of workspace, and 400,000sq ft of leisure space. It is estimated […]

Lifetime Achievement Award for Southampton Nurse

A nurse from Southampton , who has dedicated her career to helping homeless people, has today been announced as the national winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award category at the NHS Parliamentary Awards, prestigious awards that celebrate people who have innovated, impressed and make a real difference to how the NHS provides care for patients. […]

Drugs in the city

The Provision For Substance Misuse In The City An MHP VoxPop Focus Group On 9th July the MHP VOX POP Action Group (comprised wholly of people with personal experience of homelessness) focused on the The Provision For Substance Misuse In The City. Joining the meeting was Kate McDonald, MCC City Centre Public Services Manager. Kate […]

Nowhere. Fast. Unsupported Temporary Accommodation and Justlife

With the media very much focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester, perhaps it’s worth being reminded of all those living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA’s) and how JUSTLIFE supports people – people who are homeless and hidden. The absence of housing options during times of personal crisis means that many single homeless adults […]

Meet…..MASH

Manchester Action on Street Health From keeping safe, to managing money, MASH has provided support to female sex workers for 25 years. MASH offer regular drop-in sessions, sexual health clinics, counselling, and sometimes just a friendly face to talk to when its needed most.  MASH offers help to women: Sex working on the streets Sex working […]

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole set up a CIO

  A word from Alistair Doxat-Purser from Faithworks Wessex on the latest developments in the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole network… BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) Homelessness Action Collaborative; over 20 agencies, faith groups and charities are proud of creating this new charity that opens up new opportunities to bring help to people on the street locally. […]

MEET…. THE MEN’S ROOM

Who they are The Men’s Room is a unique arts and social care charity based in Manchester whose core mission is supporting marginalised young men engaged in sex work or at risk of exploitation. The Men’s Room work with male and trans sex workers, men with experience of sexual exploitation and homeless men, offering practical […]

Real Change launches in Oldham

“By giving a just a little you could help a lot” That’s the message behind Real Change Oldham, an initiative aimed at supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Oldham who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Real Change does this by combining donations from the public to buy practical items that […]