Graham Wood

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]