April 2020

Feeding those on the street under lockdown

Under the current lockdown restrictions many of the charities that provide meals and food for the homeless have been required to close services as the only way to comply with the social distancing regulations. This has meant that for the homeless who are choosing to stay on the streets, the usual sources of their meals […]

Building a picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people experiencing homelessness.

COVID-19 is having a severe impact on people who are homeless. We need to understand and let the response be informed by lived experience. Over the last month Groundswell have been working to ensure the voices of people experiencing homelessness are monitored, listened to, and included in the COVID-19 response. Through our research project – […]

What is it like in emergency accommodation right now?

LockdownLIVEs is a new documentary project created by and for Greater Manchester residents who are currently homeless during this pandemic. People who are self-isolating in emergency accommodation or living in any kind of temporary accommodation have been invited to submit short videos, poems, drawings, and photos about what life is like for them right now. […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 23/04/20

See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including information about the next round of the GM Mayor’s charity funding, GMHAN co-design calls for integrating feedback from frontline services, update on the donation distribution process, and sharing positive news. Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity is making an open call for […]

Leeds Response to COVID-19

There has been good progress on trying to meet immediate needs around accommodation, communication, food and volunteering in Leeds. Below is a roundup of key updates and information within the last four weeks. Accommodation St George’s Crypt has done a great job of looking after people who are homeless during this crisis. There has been no […]

Reading – Guide for community groups offering Coronavirus support services

Guide for community groups offering Coronavirus support services Thank you to all the community groups and charities in Reading, who are adapting their services and providing invaluable, additional support and services during this time. It really has been inspirational to see local social action. Your group may now be offering those who are self-isolating the […]

[Webinar] Sharing partnership responses to Covid-19

On Wednesday 1 April, we facilitated a ‘Sharing partnership approach and responses to COVID-19’ webinar.  As well as inviting all Street Support Network partners, we extended the invitation to all other locations we have spoken with over recent months because if there was ever a time for collaboration and sharing best practice, it’s now. We […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 15/04/20

See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including workstream leads, co-designing the next phases of our response, donations distribution process, and news from people working with families, women and people living in B&Bs. Covid response workstreams The current situation has called for the homelessness sector to organise in an emerging way to respond […]

GMHAN Updates 15/04/20

Hi all See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including workstream leads, co-designing the next phases of our response, donations distribution process, and news from people working with families, women and people living in B&Bs. Covid response workstreams The current situation has called for the homelessness sector to organise in an emerging way […]