Articles

Supervised Consumption Rooms in Manchester – A Proposal

Opinion piece by Mark Jepson – MHP Community Engagement Co-Ordinator “Bloody homeless addicts – displaying their sickness in public – what about the children?” “Let’s fine them, that’s a good idea, they’ve got no money, but we like to squeeze dem dry sponges, and if they can’t pay. we can have them put in prison, […]

Islington, London’s “Shock to the System”, A Community Response to our homelessness crisis through people’s experiences

To mark World Homeless Week and Homeless Sunday in Islington, London, grass-root organisation Streets Kitchen, amongst others, organised a special event at the iconic Union Chapel. The event ‘Shock to the System’ which received a great turnout, acted as the community response to Islington’s homelessness crisis through people’s experiences. The event was hosted and facilitated […]

Cambridge It Takes A City (ITAC) – Action Group Update

Guest blog written by Rachel Briant, It Takes A City Coordinator In November 2018, It Takes A City (ITAC) the Cambridge Homelessness Summit was held where some 150 people from across the community gathered – business leaders, heads of colleges and schools, professional workers, local authorities, support agencies, faith leaders, and those who were sleeping […]

#LockedOut: How Britain Keeps People Homeless

The Bureau Local; a network of people around the UK reporting on issues that affect people’s day-to-day lives launched an investigation into the barriers that stop people from being able to get into housing. The investigation revealed that landmark homelessness legislation is failing, leaving people across the country trapped in homelessness no matter what they […]

Hoarding Disorder’s UK – New support and advice group launching in Reading

Compulsive hoarding is a recognised mental health disorder and is marked by an obsessive need to acquire and keep things, even if the items are worthless, hazardous or unsanitary. There can be many triggers for why someone starts hoarding, including living in poverty for a period of time, grief, loss of a partner or breakdown of […]

#HealthNow – Creating a foundation for moving out of homelessness

Guest blog by Becky Evans, Groundswell Development Manager. Is your Network interested in Homeless Health? If so, please take a moment to read this article to learn more about the topic.  Homelessness and Health Inequalities The level of recent media attention on homelessness and early preventable deaths will have not escaped many people. The reality […]

Cambridge Homelessness Partnership to launch on World Homeless Day

Thursday 10 October 2019 is World Homeless Day; an opportunity to draw attention to people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. Cambridge is marking this day with the launch of Street Support Cambridge and the wider It Takes A City (ITAC): Cambridge Homelessness Partnership. Cambridge’s journey […]

Stroud Green Road, London – Community Support Event

 Islington Council, in partnership with Haringey Council, hosted an event last month to discuss Stroud Green Road, a problematic and challenging rough sleeping hotspot in the London Borough. Our newest team member, Samra, was invited to the event to gain insight into the issue and to share her learnings in the hope that specific actions […]

A Home Every Night?

The Manchester Homelessness Partnership (MHP), launched in 2016, is a network of organisations, charities and individuals who work together towards the aims and values of the Manchester Homelessness Charter. The goal is to end homelessness in all its forms in Manchester. This network of people across the homelessness sector are trying to change policy and […]