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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 […]

The Charter, The Partnership & The Calendar

Manchester Homelessness Charter The Manchester Homelessness Charter is a way to bring together people who are homeless with people who are dedicated to ending homelessness. By uniting us with a shared vision we are more able to focus our efforts to tackle key challenges, and ultimately to end homelessness. Read more about the charter here […]

Interview with Staff at Hidden Voices

An interview with Nina Farquharson and Cathy Holmes from ‘Hidden Voices’, conducted by Johna Johnson and Dominic Maddocks for Recovery Radio. Nina Farquharson is a Life Coach and Cathy Holmes runs the organisation’s Smart Recovery programme.   “It’s got a really positive vibe.”   So what service do you provide? Cathy Holmes: I offer the […]

A Quick Q&A: What does it mean to be intentionally homeless?

Why are people labelled ‘intentionally homeless’? And what help is available for those who are ‘intentionally homeless’?   “Being ‘intentionally homeless’ means not being eligible for long term accommodation or assistance from the council – the most they will provide is advice.”   Why does the council say I am “intentionally homeless”? There are a […]

Young People & Homelessness: Collaboration and Action.

Last Wednesday we hosted a conversation with young people who are experiencing homelessness and front line workers from a range of services across Greater Manchester. One of the primary objectives was to discuss how we might build stronger relationships & make space for conversation between young people and front line services in Greater Manchester. We […]