Graham Wood

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 […]

Manchester’s Emergency Accommodation Standards – Review on Progress January 2020

The Vision and Objectives were set out in the Emergency Accommodation Standards that were agreed by the Manchester Homeless Partnership and Manchester City Council in August 2019.  (Read Safety. Respect. Support here). They were reviewed at the Emergency Accommodation Action Group meeting on 28th January 2020. Vision for June 2022 And Beyond That everyone who […]

Roadside Mum

Can we talk for a minute about how you don’t think you know any Travellers, or Gypsies please? I think you do. I think I know why you don’t realise you do.  First let’s talk about the press we get. Almost without exception, the press sell fear. Attention grabbing, emotionally inflaming horror stories engage and […]

Getting the support, resources and information to homeless families.

With much of the media emphasis currently focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester and beyond, it’s worth being reminded of the number of (often displaced) families who live in temporary accommodation in the area. Here are the numbers followed by some practical ways to help. 2742 children are living in temporary accommodation in […]

Telling a different story.

Understanding news media coverage of severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD) Telling a Different Story is a research inquiry conducted between January 2018 to March 2019. It explores how print and online news media report on severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD). In this report, SMD refers to the interlocking nature of multiple disadvantages such as extreme […]