Articles

It Takes A City

CAMBRIDGE SUMMIT ON HOMELESSNESS (With grateful thanks to Rev’d Jon Canessa for providing his valuable perspective, knowledge and original text) In response to the ever increasing numbers of people sleeping outside in Cambridge, a summit was convened at St Paul’s church on the 29th November 2018. Wintercomfort for the Homeless, a drop-in centre supporting people […]

Rough Sleeping Statistics Autumn 2018 England

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Housing Statistical Release 31st Jan 2019 This publication provides information on the single night snapshot of rough sleeping for autumn 2018. The snapshot is taken annually in England using street counts, evidence-based estimates, and estimates informed by spotlight street counts. • The total number of people counted or […]

Sharing Spaces – A Guide For City Centre Organisations

How to work with your colleagues and with people who may be homeless near your premises to provide safety and support for everyone. ‘Sharing Spaces‘ is a guide for city-centre organisations in Manchester to understand how to work with your colleagues and with people who may be homeless near your premises to provide safety and support for […]

RFM Group Pledges Support to help make a ‘Big Change’

Big Change Leeds has received its first major pledge of support in helping to make a real difference for those in need on the city’s streets. Integrated property service provider RFM Group has donated £10,000 to the new collaborative city-wide campaign, which launched last month, and is urging other local businesses to get on board […]

Healthier Care For People Who Are Homeless

A message from Dr Zahid Chauhan, founder of Homeless-Friendly “As a GP on the frontline of delivering patient care, I am always learning. And never more so than when dealing with the vulnerable and particularly people who are  homeless. So when I discovered the very real physical and mental health needs they were facing – […]

Homelessness in Manchester. Here’s how to help this winter.

What do our charities need? There are so many amazing charities and organisations in Manchester doing so much, 365 days a year. If you can help, here’s a list of typical items the charities need all year round – from electrical items to toiletries, tea & coffee to furniture, bedding and administration support. If you […]

The Booth Centre Exhibition – Arrival

Part of the #HOMEinspires Programme Sep 2018 – Jan 2019 This exhibition connects HOME with the city’s most essential voluntary groups and charities, both as audiences and as artists. The Booth Centre have created this exhibition as part of their arts programme. The artwork for Arrival was created throughout the last few months during the […]

MANCHESTER HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY

THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER The Rt Revd Dr David Walker (Excerpt from a letter dated 10th Oct 2018) “This strategy lays out our vision for the next five years – to end homelessness in Manchester. It looks at how we are going to address the wider inequalities and barriers to accessing services that lead to […]

Life Without Labels

(The following guidelines are currently in circulation. They are not intended as a list of ‘language rules’. Rather something to promote conversations within organisations and encourage awareness about how certain language and ‘labeling’ can affect the way people feel) GREATER MANCHESTER HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS SERVICES Suggested Terms of Reference & Language The language we use to […]