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Homelessness – a personal perspective

By Jo Ash  CEO of Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS) As I step down as CEO of SVS I was asked by the Street Support Action Group with which I have worked since its inception to write some personal words about why housing and homelessness issues are of such importance to me. Undoubtedly my interest has […]

Move on housing – Hope into Action

Hope into Action: Southampton helps churches respond to homelessness and make a lasting difference to lives.  We are a local franchise of a national project operating for more than 10 years and and in over 20 cities.  City Life Church took on the franchise in 2019 in response to locally identified need for additional move […]

GM Prisoner Leavers – Not enough being done to give people a lifeline.

Back in January, 22 people ranging from frontline staff, GMCA officers, experts and people with lived experience attended and participated in the GMHAN Prison and Resettlement Open space meeting. The meeting had been requested to explore and discuss the challenges and issues connecting homelessness with prison releases and resettlement. To ensure this topic was kept at the forefront of […]

New printed materials to help tackle homelessness in Brighton & Hove

Street Support Brighton & Hove has gone to press and is sending out flyers, promotional cards and posters to over 100 different organisations all of which are now members of the ever expanding Brighton & Hove network. Agencies, doctors surgeries, charities, the local authority and libraries will all be carrying cards and flyers and will […]

GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy Consultation Events – June 2021

Join us between 10th June – 18th June for your opportunity to be part of GMHAN consultation events on the latest draft of the Greater Manchester Homelessness Prevention Strategy. Book your place for our consultation sessions using this link. Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for GMCA and organisations across Greater Manchester […]

Edinburgh Uni’s Research & Evaluation of Street Support Edinburgh

Street Support Network works online and offline, connecting and supporting local people and organisations to tackle homelessness. Our vision is a citizen-led network, where people with personal insight into homelessness, decision makers and people with resources co-create effective solutions together. Our website is a central place for people experiencing homelessness to Find Help and members of the public to Give Help. We also […]

No Recourse to Public Funds

At our second UK Network Event, Verena Hutcheson, Homelessness and Housing Pathways Manager Housing Needs at Reading Borough Council shared how they have been supporting those with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF). Starting in January 2015, Faith Christian Group has been running a Winter Shelter to provide temporary accommodation during January and February. In more recent years, they have received some Government funding […]

GMHAN Conversation – Prison and Resettlement – 30th March 2021

By Matthew Johnson from Inspiring Change Manchester On the 30th March, GMHAN hosted a panel discussion and breakout workshop to explore the issue of Prison and Resettlement, as part of our work to support the development of the Greater Manchester Homelessness Prevention Strategy. The online event, which was attended by 37 participants from a range […]

A Bed Every Night – Reflection by Matthew Kidd from Creative Inclusion

On Tuesday 9th March 2021 the Homelessness Action Network held an learning event to reflect on people’s experiences of ABEN (A Bed for Every Night) provision in Greater Manchester. Creative Inclusion were commissioned to write a report which brings together different perspectives on how Greater Manchester can respond as a whole system to improve the […]