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Fundraising for a GROW trainee

We are fundraising to provide an opportunity for someone with personal experience of homelessness to work with us for a year. Can you help us make this happen? If we can hit this target we will be able to employ a GROW  Trainee for a year, covering a living wage salary plus expenses. They will work […]

Feature: Urban Village Medical Practice

Urban Village Medical Practice (UVMP) is a large GP practice in Ancoats, with over 10,000 registered patients. We are the only commissioned health care service for homeless people in Manchester, and have been providing primary health care to homeless patients for over 20 years. We currently have over 850 registered homeless patients. The Homeless Healthcare […]

On Giving

This isn’t a blog post that is going to give you an easy answer. If there was an easy answer you would already know what it was. This is about a deeply personal choice. It is about confusion over what is the ‘right’ thing to do to help people experiencing homelessness. It is about the feeling […]

Severe weather accommodation

During periods of severe cold weather, additional emergency accommodation is provided by the council (often referred to as SWEP). This is a brief guide to what SWEP is and how it can be accessed.  We hope this will clear up some confusion for those of us who are concerned about people who are sleeping rough, especially over winter. […]

Effective ways to help people who are homeless

The issue of homelessness in Manchester, and around the rest of the UK, is growing. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that we need organised action to tackle this problem, and there are numerous ways in which you can help. Here at Street Support, we’re strong advocates of trying to provide practical support for the homeless community. […]

Manchester Homelessness Charter at 6 months

It’s hard to believe it is 6 months since Manchester Homelessness Charter launched,  yet so much has happened that it feels like a lifetime. We are all very aware of the very difficult situation faced by those who are experiencing homelessness in the city, and are impatient to see change. However we also know how important it is […]

What is needed?

There are so many kind & generous people in the city that want to do something to help people they see on the streets, but it can be really hard to know what is needed. Homelessness is a complex issue, and beyond asking individuals what they need, it’s not as obvious as it might seem how […]