Mara Patraiko

A Month of Giving – Week Three Blog

Day 15 – Engage, Grow, Go EGG takes a fresh approach to the challenges people experiencing homelessness face in trying to find full-time employment. By treating each person as an individual and giving them intensive support planning and outcome-based assistance, they aim to provide secure routes to permanent residency and the workplace.  This isn’t a […]

A Month of Giving – Week One Blog

Day 1 – Cracking Good Food Who are Cracking Good Food? Cracking Good Food are a non-for-profit social enterprise who encourage and support people to cook affordable, seasonal and nutritious homemade food from scratch. Pretty cool idea right? They advocate for a fairer food system in Greater Manchester by running classes in hostels, offering low-fuel […]

Chelmsford Rough Sleeper Outreach Service up for Prestigious Award

Chelmsford’s Rough Sleeper Outreach Service run by CHESS and Chelmsford City Council and in partnership with Essex County Council and eight other Essex Authorities, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Working in Partnership Award at the Essex Housing Excellence Awards. The Awards recognise high-quality developments, services and or individuals from the public, private and voluntary […]

Stories of Support: Invisible Cities

This is why we love Stories of Support – we first heard about Invisible Cities when we were chatting to Gerard about The Blankfaces. It’s the coolest thing ever, constantly uncovering brilliant initiatives in this sector. It’s passion and innovation and community spirit that all goes towards helping people who really need it.  Invisible Cities […]

Stories of Support: The Blankfaces

Our Stories of Support series exists to call attention to people, organisations and communities in our sector. We want it to be a way to increase the chances of people hearing about this stuff. The Blankfaces does kind of the same thing. They take stories from people who are used to not being listened to […]

Introducing Philippa – GMHAN’s new Manager

We’re so excited to introduce you to Philippa Iwnicki, who is the new Manager for Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN).  Greater Together Manchester are hosting her post, and we’re delighted to be part-funding it, along with Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity. She’s brilliant – and despite only being in the role for six weeks, she’s […]

Stories of Support: GMPA 2022 Monitor

A couple of months ago, Greater Manchester Poverty Action published their 2022 Monitor. There’s some pretty alarming stuff in there. It shows how the Government’s levelling up agenda is failing the city and how poverty levels will continue to increase unless urgent action is taken. We believe that this is information that everyone needs to […]