Street Support Team

Things Can Change

How a new initiative is helping to tackle homelessness through multi-agency collaboration and alternative giving. An oft-grumbled criticism of society as a whole is that we don’t do enough, collectively, to tackle the problem of homelessness. In many instances, we may be able to find examples that suggest this is true. However, in the case […]

Manchester Christmas timetable

We have been overwhelmed with generous offers from the people of Manchester, as have many organisations in the network. It is wonderful and hopeful to see this kindness for others in the midst of the Christmas rush, and we are happy to report that most organisations now have more than enough volunteers and donated items. […]

#EndHomelessnessMCR Raising Bee 4

On Tuesday night, over twenty volunteers from local businesses gathered in Manchester on International Volunteer Day to offer their support to the homelessness network. Street Support Greater Manchester, which connects an online network of organisations and voluntary groups working together to end homelessness, ran the Hackathon to work on features requested from people experiencing homelessness […]

Free activities in Manchester

One little known problem that people experiencing homelessness face is a lack of activities to keep occupied. This can exacerbate other problems and affect mental well-being. There are a range of free daytime activities available to stave off boredom, loneliness and lack of purpose. These activities can provide a great source of emotional and physical […]

What Manchester’s homeless charities need right now

Looking to help but don’t know how? Read on! As winter gets closer and temperatures drop, a lot of people are looking for ways of helping people who are homeless in their city. Street Support Network lets you find out what is needed in your area right now. Watch our new video to find out […]

Sports activities for vulnerable people

  Sports programme for vulnerable people in and around Manchester. Manchester and Sport? They go together like bees and honey. However, now there is a new sporting project set to hit the streets of Manchester to help the most vulnerable. The suPORT programme brings together the likes of football sessions and boxing sessions. The programme is […]

Web developers needed

We are looking for web developers who share our mission to #EndHomelessness. We would love to hear from anyone with DotNet, Ionic or front end skills who genuinely cares about ending homelessness and wants to do something to make a difference. We have a list of features the network say are needed, and we co-produce the […]

Health and Homelessness: statistics and solutions

We wanted to share some information with you on the impact that homelessness can have on a person’s health. What is homelessness? “Homelessness is a measure of our collective success, or otherwise, in reducing inequalities.” Narrow definitions of homelessness suggest that it means not having a home. Did you know, you can actually be homeless […]

Healthcare charging

Join Asylum Matters in taking urgent action on damaging healthcare charging regulations. Imminent changes are being made to health services in England that will negatively affect migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and will also impact on the services all patients receive. Some people in the UK are not entitled to free NHS hospital care. This […]