Street Support Team

GMHAN Covid Update from GMCA 26/03/2020

Please see below an update from Molly Bishop at GMCA following yesterday’s announcements. Further updates to follow from GMHAN… Yesterday, a Greater Manchester Homelessness Covid-19 Response Strategy was agreed by the Greater Manchester Covid-19 Emergency Committee. This details our immediate response for Group A, who are deemed to be most at risk. Group A are: Currently […]

GMHAN Covid Update 23/03/2020

We hope you are all staying physically and mentally well in this difficult time. Please see below for… GMHAN response collaboration calls being hosted tomorrow Latest key information from the GMCA concerning the Covid Response Sources of location based information through Street Support Network GMHAN Response Collaboration Calls As a network, we need to urgently collaborate on our response to […]

GMHAN response to Covid19

Please refer to your Local Authority first and foremost for the latest guidance and advice for your operations.  The Greater Manchester information below is to support local responses. The information will keep changing on a daily basis, so we will be sending out regular updates – please encourage people in the sector to sign up […]

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day! 💚 Did you know that homeless people are 6x more likely to take their own life than the rest of the general population? 💔 The Homeless Hub write, “There is no single-handed solution to reduce the rates of suicide and depression among those experiencing homelessness. Yet, it is essential to […]

Dorset Healthcare works collaboratively with 14 organisations to shed spotlight on the health needs of the local homeless population

Dorset Healthcare has teamed up with; Bournemouth & Poole Rough Sleepers Team, Dorset Assertive Homeless Outreach Team, Pivotal Housing, Faithworks Wessex, YMCA, Michael House, Hope Housing, BCHA, Lantern, Providence Surgery, Bournemouth Borough Council, Pilsdon, Salvation Army and Homeless Link to create an in-depth report on the health challenges faced by the homeless locally. Many Street […]

Sleepsafe helps 43 people get off the streets of Bournemouth and in to more secure accommodation

Between 2017 – 2018 Sleepsafe helped 43 people to move off the streets of Bournemouth and in to safer and more secure accommodation. ♥️🏠♥️ The Winter emergency beds programme was run in 10 local churches under the BCARS banner and facilitated by Faithworks – around 120 wonderful volunteers provided food, drinks, a ready welcome and a word of encouragement. Only […]

Street Support partners & local businesses in Bournemouth make pledge to provide free water refill stations for the homeless during hot weather

HOPE AOK Rucksack Appeal, Citizens Advice Bournemouth & Poole, BCHA, The Big Issue Dorset & Hampshire, BH1 Project, BCARS, Pivotal Housing & Shelter, alongside local business Sunrise Organics  have all agreed to provide free access to water for the homeless community during the heatwave  Here is a link to where to find us: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WGJn3JxNdpWeJTVQNwcCvyUbm09-Kq74&usp=sharing We’re working together to help the homeless in Bournemouth.