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Meet On The Out

Since 2016 On The Out have been providing an invaluable service and much needed support for people just released from custody from HMP Manchester, (Strangeways) and prisons throughout the North West. People who are often released with little or no money, no family to go to and no place to call home. The support On […]

Life without a label

The language we use can have an impact on the stigma and exclusion that people feel and this can negatively affect people’s lives. This raises even deeper questions. Are we all to be defined and labelled by our past or events in our past? With these questions in mind, a discussion took place recently at […]

Big Change Update 2018

Since May 2016 Big Change has been providing practical support to  people who are currently homeless and people who have recently been homeless by paying for items that are most needed. From a pair of new boots or a deposit for a home, to new clothing and travel costs for job interviews and training courses. […]

How Businesses Can Step Up

Homelessness, in all its forms, is increasing across the UK, with the situation now at crisis point. Manchester needs a unique solution from all sectors (voluntary, statutory, and business) putting the voices and knowledge of people with experience of homelessness at the forefront. Manchester is fast becoming becoming a model for other cities around the […]

Going That Extra Mile

What Else Are You Going To Do On A Lovely Warm and Sunny Evening In Manchester? Thursday 6pm May 29th 2018. An untypical weekday evening in Manchester. Sunny and warm, not a cloud in the sky. Whilst the good people of Manchester were sipping frosty beers in streetside cafes and bars or burning food on […]

Male Sex Work Uncovered – The Pain Behind The Game

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains details that some may find distressing. When we think of the stereotypical “sex worker”, we are more than likely to think of the eastern European woman who has been trafficked into a western European country and is working in a brothel – ran by a miasma of gangsters scattered around […]

Interview with Bevan Healthcare

An interview with Helen Lincoln, who is the Wellbeing Centre Manager for Bevan Healthcare, which is a social enterprise GP practice that provides health and social care to homeless people.   “There’s the medical side of Bevan, and there’s the social side of Bevan.”   What does Bevan Health offer? There’s the medical side of […]

How are we doing? Street Support Network survey results.

Street Support Network. What We’re Doing, Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going We’d like to share with you the findings of a recent survey we undertook to evaluate what Street Support Network are doing well, areas where there is room for improvement, and how we intend to move forward. The survey was developed and […]

Innovation and Employment. Case Studies.

What innovative ways can we help combat homelessness and create jobs? Manchester is the home of the industrial revolution, the birth place of the first computer and where scientists first split the atom. Yet in the last year alone Manchester has seen a 40% increase in homelessness. As a city that prides itself on firsts […]

Blog From Our Wonderful Raising Bee Volunteers

Street Support Network Resolve Evening 27th March 2018 Since the last Street Support Resolve Evening the weather has improved slightly, the evenings are lighter, giving everyone in the city a much needed boost. However many social factors remain constant and there is still the constant presence of homeless people on our streets needing help and […]