Graham Wood

COVID UPDATES (GMHAN & GMCA)

HOMELESSNESS SERVICES INFO & UPDATES We hope you are all safe and staying well under the current circumstances. We appreciate that the strain on you, as well as the people you serve, is unprecedented – thank you again for your continued work under these conditions. There has been progress on trying to meet immediate needs […]

(UK) COVID 19 FUNDING SUPPORT (CHARITIES/ORGANISATIONS)

Please find links to covid-19 funding support for charities. This is a live document. Please let us know if you hear of any other funding/support sources we can add to this list. Apologies in advance for any duplication. NATIONAL Crisis Fund (UK): https://www.crisis.org.uk/about-us/the-crisis-blog/in-this-together-launching-our-emergency-grants-fund/ A grants programme which supports local homelessness organisations across the UK Charities […]

(GM) COVID19 FUNDING SUPPORT (CHARITIES/ORGANISATIONS)

Please find links to covid-19 funding support for charities. This is a live document. Please let us know if you hear of any other funding/support sources we can add to this list. Apologies in advance for any duplication. REGIONAL Salford Crisis Fund – COVID-19 https://www.salfordcvs.co.uk/live-grants A responsive fund offering VCSE organisations grants of up to […]

COVID-19 – HOW TO SUPPORT (UPDATED)

THE SUPPORT NEEDS OF HOMELESS CHARITIES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PLEASE NOTE: This is a live document which is being collated from ongoing conversations with a variety of homelessness charities and services across Greater Manchester. This page will be updated regularly. If you are able to offer anything on this list, or if you would […]

GM COUNCIL HOMELESSNESS SERVICES – REVISED CONTACT DETAILS (10 BOROUGHS)

At this difficult time, local councils have been required to alter the access to support and services for people who find themselves homeless. Please find below details on how to contact your local council should you be homeless. OLDHAM The office is closed. If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness please phone 0161 770 […]

GMHAN Covid Update 24/03/2020

Please join the Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network mailing list for regular updates. A message from Molly Bishop, Strategic Lead for Homelessness, Public Service Reform Team, Greater Manchester Combined Authority This is a humanitarian crisis for the homeless population and is being treated as such. Priority action across Local Authorities and GMCA is focused on […]

MULTILINGUAL COVID-19 ADVICE

Please find some useful links for COVID-19 ADVICE in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish and all other European languages (issued by the World Health Organisation). English https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses French https://www.who.int/fr/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Chinese https://www.who.int/zh/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters Arabic https://www.who.int/ar/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Russian https://www.who.int/ru/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Spanish https://www.who.int/es/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses All European languages https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china/sources-updated We hope this helps

Inside Copenhagen’s drug consumption rooms

(A Twitter thread. With thanks to @karynmccluskey for sharing) “So spent the evening in 2 drug consumption rooms in Copenhagen and trying to process what I have seen. I won’t do this justice and probably have to reflect on it, but I met one of the most expert, practical managers in the DCR and I […]

Support for people begging in Manchester

An innovative scheme which aims to support vulnerable people and reduce begging is being trialled in Manchester city centre. Led by Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council, the Street Engagement Hub aims to tackle the underlying issues which have resulted in people begging. How it works Police and council officers refer people known to […]

Coffee4Craig is moving – here’s how you can help.

Coffee4Craig provide a seven nights a week evening drop-in service for people who are rough sleeping within Manchester. But they offer so much more than just home-cooked hot food. Practical advice and signposting, crisis intervention, medical support, accommodation referrals and always emotional support – 7 nights a week. Coffee4Craig supports over 60 people each night […]