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New fund for destitute migrants

A new fund for destitute migrants is being trialled in Manchester. People across Manchester who are unable to access state welfare, especially migrants who have been refused asylum, are set to receive well-needed extra support thanks to a new fund set-up by the Manchester Homeless Partnership (MHP) ‘Migration and Destitution’ Action Group.  The MHP action […]

Manchester Christmas timetable

We have been overwhelmed with generous offers from the people of Manchester, as have many organisations in the network. It is wonderful and hopeful to see this kindness for others in the midst of the Christmas rush, and we are happy to report that most organisations now have more than enough volunteers and donated items. […]

#EndHomelessnessMCR Raising Bee 4

On Tuesday night, over twenty volunteers from local businesses gathered in Manchester on International Volunteer Day to offer their support to the homelessness network. Street Support Greater Manchester, which connects an online network of organisations and voluntary groups working together to end homelessness, ran the Hackathon to work on features requested from people experiencing homelessness […]

Giving Our Hidden Homeless A Voice

Last Thursday’s Unsupported Temporary Accommodation Conference at the People’s Museum in Manchester kicked off with Andy Burnham declaring homelessness as ‘a humanitarian crisis’ which needed a ‘whole society response’. The ‘hidden homeless’, often marginalized and stigmatized with sometimes complex and multiple needs, are right now living in sub-standard accommodation. In fact, 43% of all private unsupported […]

Sleepsafe in Bournemouth

A fantastic initiative by BCARS (Bournemouth Christians Alongside Rough Sleepers) and Faithworks, (a registered charity) to help Bournemouth rough sleepers get off the streets and stay off the streets. Sleepsafe is a winter emergency bed scheme providing 12 beds each night over 22 weeks of winter. Sleepsafe as it’s name suggests, is a warm and […]

Web developers needed

We are looking for web developers who share our mission to #EndHomelessness. We would love to hear from anyone with DotNet, Ionic or front end skills who genuinely cares about ending homelessness and wants to do something to make a difference. We have a list of features the network say are needed, and we co-produce the […]

Healthcare charging

Join Asylum Matters in taking urgent action on damaging healthcare charging regulations. Imminent changes are being made to health services in England that will negatively affect migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and will also impact on the services all patients receive. Some people in the UK are not entitled to free NHS hospital care. This […]

Street Support’s new locations

  Homelessness is a national crisis. As in Manchester, unprecedented numbers of people are finding themselves on the streets. And just like in Manchester, people are coming together to find local solutions. In more and more cities, those solutions include Street Support Network. New locations Street Support began in Manchester and Leeds. But with new […]