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MHP VoxPop group meeting 17th Oct 2018

Minutes From VoxPop meeting on the 17th October 2018   Attendees – John Priestly, Mark Ward, Barbara Oliver, Selina Hanley, Lee Fletcher, Stephen Beech, Linda Parsonage.   10:00am – Individual Check ins (optional) – ask what is the top thing in their mind around homelessness) Selina – homeless for a year, has been a pastry […]

Working towards A Bed Every Night

No-one should have to sleep rough on the streets of Greater Manchester, particularly in winter. A Bed Every Night for everyone is the priority aim of the Greater Manchester Homeless Action Network. GMHAN is a collaboration of organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and individuals in Greater Manchester. Giving people a bed […]

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 […]

Launch brings together MPs, councils, mayors and local businesses to work as one

By Charlotte Willis (Project Support Worker)   Street Support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole hosted an incredible launch event last week (5/10/18), to inspire a new approach to tackle homelessness in the area. The event, held at BCHA’s The Factory, brought together homeless organisations, charities, local businesses, Conor Burns MP, the mayor of Poole and the […]

WAYS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS THIS WINTER

HOW TO HELP PEOPLE THIS WINTER Nobody should be sleeping outside, especially not in winter. Plans are currently underway to provide a bed every night plus appropriate support for everyone sleeping outside in Greater Manchester this winter. It’s a considerable task involving a great many organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and […]

Boots, suits and BIG Change

How Big Change Makes A Big Difference To People’s Lives A couple of stories from last month that really stood out…. Boots…. Someone who was formerly sleeping rough, (and working) was borrowing work boots so he could continue working. Through the Big Change, The Boaz Trust provided a new pair of boots of his own. […]

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 […]

SSJ SleepOut 2018

  Join us for a night sleeping under the stars, to highlight the issues surrounding homelessness throughout Hampshire. When: Friday 19th October 2018 Where: Guildhall Square, Southampton The number of rough sleepers across the UK continues to rise and whilst the problem is becoming more visible on our streets, there are also thousands of ‘hidden homeless’ sofa […]

Migration and Destitution Fund

The Destitute Migrants’ Relief Fund This much needed fund provides a crisis grant of up to £80 per month to destitute non-EEA migrants who have no recourse to public funds. This Fund is operated by the Migration & Destitution Action Group who formed under Manchester Homelessness Partnership. The Action Group includes members with experience of […]

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day! 💚 Did you know that homeless people are 6x more likely to take their own life than the rest of the general population? 💔 The Homeless Hub write, “There is no single-handed solution to reduce the rates of suicide and depression among those experiencing homelessness. Yet, it is essential to […]