What Manchester’s homeless charities need right now

Looking to help but don’t know how? Read on! As winter gets closer and temperatures drop, a lot of Mancunians are looking for ways of helping the city’s homeless. Street Support lets you find out what is needed in your area right now. Help by giving items Each winter season, help organisations see a huge […]

World Homelessness Day: Update on Manchester Homelessness Charter

Manchester Homelessness Charter has been in progress for 1 year and 5 months since May 2016. It calls for everyone that lives, works or studies in Manchester to get behind the mission to End Homelessness in our city. The partnership includes charities, grassroots groups, city leaders, faith groups, businesses, Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police, […]

MHP action groups update

The Manchester Homelessness Charter action groups have now been running for over a year, with people with lived experience, frontline workers and partners coming together to co-produce solutions to common issues identified through the Charter. Last week, Manchester Art Gallery hosted a workshop for the co-chairs of each action group to come together to share what […]

Universal Credit

With more changes to benefits coming including the controversial rollout of Universal Credit (UTC), we asked the department of work and pensions (DWP) to share how this is being implemented in Greater Manchester. There is general information on what Universal Credit is and eligibility here. A useful toolkit with supporting information for customers & partner […]

Employing people with lived experience

We have been fundraising to provide an opportunity for someone with personal experience of homelessness to work with us for a year. We are very happy to say we have now reached our target, and are starting the recruitment process! We will employ a GROW  Trainee for a year, covering a living wage salary plus expenses. […]

Greater Manchester Law Centre

Following the closure of many advice organisations and law centres across the city, the official launch of the Greater Manchester Law Centre has been warmly welcomed. Based in Moss Side on Princess Road, the law centre provides free, independent legal advice and representation to residents in all ten metropolitan boroughs in Greater Manchester. Additionally, the […]

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 […]