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Introducing GM Legislative Theatre – meet the team

Creative policy change on homelessness with GMHAN and GMCA. Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) is thrilled to announce that the upcoming GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy will be co-produced in 2020 and beyond, using a creative and participatory policy-making strategy called Legislative Theatre. This community-led process is the result of a collaborative effort by the […]

Universal Credit – the health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness

Groundswell, Kings College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have launched their new research ‘Universal Credit – the health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness’. Key findings: The research found that the challenges of engaging with the Universal Credit system impacts on the health & wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness, specifically […]

Co-ordinated kindness

*UPDATE: Sadly since this item was written, we have discovered that the warehouse has been broken into and many of the items that were scheduled for delivery this week were stolen. Please can you help us by donating, or asking your business or network to see if they can donate any of the items on […]

Building a picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people experiencing homelessness.

COVID-19 is having a severe impact on people who are homeless. We need to understand and let the response be informed by lived experience. Over the last month Groundswell have been working to ensure the voices of people experiencing homelessness are monitored, listened to, and included in the COVID-19 response. Through our research project – […]

Reading – Guide for community groups offering Coronavirus support services

Guide for community groups offering Coronavirus support services Thank you to all the community groups and charities in Reading, who are adapting their services and providing invaluable, additional support and services during this time. It really has been inspirational to see local social action. Your group may now be offering those who are self-isolating the […]

[Webinar] Sharing partnership responses to Covid-19

On Wednesday 1 April, we facilitated a ‘Sharing partnership approach and responses to COVID-19’ webinar.  As well as inviting all Street Support Network partners, we extended the invitation to all other locations we have spoken with over recent months because if there was ever a time for collaboration and sharing best practice, it’s now. We […]

Luton Homeless Partnership – responding to Coronavirus

BBC Three Counties Radio breakfast host Andy Collins interviewed Matthew Bushnell, Luton Homelessness Partnership Chair to learn more about the COVID-19 Task Force being set up for homeless people in Luton. Matthew did a great job in highlighting that people who are homeless fall in the high-risk category of potentially contracting the virus. He spoke of how […]

Alana House’s 10th Birthday Celebrations

An inspirational service to celebrate International Women’s Day and 10 years of Alana House women’s community project was held in Reading on Sunday 8th March. The unique service at Reading Minster saw performances by Reading Community Gospel Choir and soloist Nichole Grace and readings and prayers from some of the charity’s supporters and women supported […]