Graham Wood

Homeless & ‘Hidden’. Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA’s)

With the media very much focused on people sleeping rough, perhaps it’s worth being reminded of a population that is mainly ‘hidden’ from the public eye. People who are frequently not accounted for in official statistics and have little or no support. These are people living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA’s) – people who are […]

Supervised Consumption Rooms in Manchester – A Proposal

Opinion piece by Mark Jepson – MHP Community Engagement Co-Ordinator “Bloody homeless addicts – displaying their sickness in public – what about the children?” “Let’s fine them, that’s a good idea, they’ve got no money, but we like to squeeze dem dry sponges, and if they can’t pay. we can have them put in prison, […]

Hidden Homelessness – Families

2742 children are living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement. The number of homeless families in GM has risen by almost 1000% The number of homeless families across Greater Manchester currently exceeds 1500, with evidence showing hidden homeless people and hidden households equating to 10 times higher […]

Updates, links, news

The latest round-up of some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support Network. In Greater Manchester and beyond. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. Booth Centre Trustees Needed Booth Centre are looking to recruit new trustees. Particularly people with personal insight […]

Street Support GM – news, info, links, updates

The latest round-up of some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support Network. In Greater Manchester and beyond. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. A Bed Every Night Phase 2 Launches Mayor Andy Burnham announces £6m funding package for A Bed Every […]

A Home Every Night?

The Manchester Homelessness Partnership (MHP), launched in 2016, is a network of organisations, charities and individuals who work together towards the aims and values of the Manchester Homelessness Charter. The goal is to end homelessness in all its forms in Manchester. This network of people across the homelessness sector are trying to change policy and […]

Safety. Respect. Support.

Manchester sets MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS for emergency accommodation for people sleeping rough On Friday 30th August organisations from across Manchester came together to launch Manchester’s Emergency Accommodation Minimum Standards. The launch marks the outcome of months of significant collaborative efforts of the groups and individuals who collectively form The Manchester Homelessness Partnership. The minimum standards […]

Manchester Homelessness Strategy

A strategy with a vision to end homelessness in Manchester One year ago, members of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership developed Manchester’s first co-produced strategy to end all forms of homelessness. It has three main aims: To make homelessness rare: Increasing prevention and early intervention To make homelessness as brief as possible: Improving temporary accommodation and […]

RENU – upcycling lives and furniture

RENU – The new furniture shop at Afflecks It starts with a piece of unwanted furniture. Shabby but without the chic. Then the magic starts. Someone who has been without a home transforms this unwanted item into something beautiful, crafted, worthy of someone’s home. The RENU shop selling unique upcycled art and furniture is now […]