Street Support GM – news, info, links, updates

A quick update. To let you know some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support GM Network and beyond. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more.

St John’s Homelessness Initive (SJHI)

St John’s’ is a one billion pound new development in the centre of Manchester and is being described as Manchester’s newest neighbourhood. SJHI is the first of it’s kind collaboration in the UK created to contribute towards ending homelessness in the city.

Read more here.

Youth Homelessness Scoping Report

This report (Homeless Link) explores why so many young people become homeless and the impact this experience has.

Read the key themes here:
Read the full report here:

Homelessness In Reading

Current partnerships, initiatives and projects in Reading. Includes links to council webcasts and associated presentations. Read more here:

How Supervised ‘Consumption Sites’ Are Saving Lives in Vancouver.

More than 200 lives have been saved since Vancouver Island’s largest supervised consumption site opened just over one year ago, but experts say more can be done.

Something for Manchester to think about perhaps?

Read more here:

A Farce About A Musical Court Case

You may have missed the performance, but here’s your chance to see the brilliant film by Acting On Impulse – who give a voice to people who are homeless or marginalised.

Watch the film here:


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

Read more here:

Manchester Homelessness Partnership

Just a reminder that the MHP now has a new website. Here you can find out what the Manchester Homelessness Partnership is, what it does and how you can get involved.

Visit the new MHP website.

Nowhere. Fast. Unsupported Temporary Accommodation

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.

Read more here:

We hope you found something here of interest. Thanks as ever for your time and your continued support.

Street Support