James Cross

Tappin’ In Jan 2022

Learn to tap dance and be part of a tap dancing world record attempt – no experience necessary about Tappin’ In Tappin’ In is a project happening across the West Midlands during spring-summer 2022, as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival and the Birmingham 2022 Festival. We’re inviting people to come together weekly between February […]

Street Support Network Greater Manchester launch new ‘Advice for Families’

At the start of 2020, emphasis focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester prompted us to look at how homelessness affects families. The Shared Health Foundation Gold Standard report estimated: 2,742 children were living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester; Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement; The number of homeless families in […]

Regional winter plan pledges to protect rough sleepers

Local authorities from across the West Midlands have joined to help rough sleepers as they battle the harsh winter weather and ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the Homelessness Taskforce, and partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors, have set out a joint winter plan with the aim […]

Welcome to the team, Mara!

After a search for a lead of communications and engagement for Street Support Network, we’re delighted to welcome Mara to our team. Mara’s background is in creative writing and digital marketing. In her past roles she’s worked on charity efforts which led her to believe that helping people through communication and engagement is what she […]

Christmas and New year opening times contact details for indoor homeless provisions and help in Manchester.

Who’s open, what’s happening and where?   1, AKT (Albert Kennedy trust), 50 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JA, 0161 228 3308 10am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri. Supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 Closed 24th – 4th Jan 2, Barnabus office 61 Bloom St. 0161 237 3223 10am – 4pm Monday – Thursday ideally appointment […]

Caversham Road Modular Housing, Reading Gives 40 Rough Sleepers a Home This Christmas

40 people who have previously been sleeping rough will enjoy Christmas in their own homes this year thanks to the completion of the Reading Borough Council’s innovative modular homes development on Caversham Road.    The Council’s partner, homeless charity St Mungo’s will provide 24/7 wraparound intensive support for residents, helping with any issues that they may experience. Residents are also encouraged […]

Award for P3 Wolverhampton Hospital Discharge Team

The winners of this year’s Homelessness Awards were announced on 2 December 2021 at an online celebratory event. More than 100 people tuned in to see the winners unveiled at a virtual event to celebrate the very best of innovative and impactful organisations and projects making a difference towards ending homelessness and achieving positive futures […]

The Access Hub celebrates one year of impact!

The Access Hub on Argyle Street has recently celebrated one year of impact. Opened on 30th September 2020 by Simon Community Scotland, the Hub has since provided over 24,000 face-to-face supports to around 3,000 individuals! The multi-agency advice and support hub for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness has been imagined to […]