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University steps up support for Streetwork during Covid-19 crisis

The University of Edinburgh has been playing its part to support vulnerable rough sleepers by working with local charity Streetwork. The University has donated face masks to ensure frontline workers have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used its vans to collect food, and worked with its contractor Balfour Beatty to arrange a donation of toiletries. A […]

Private Rented Sector Eviction Prevention

On Thursday 12th November, 65 people ranging from frontline staff, GMCA officers, elected officials and reps from communities of identity attended and participated in the Private Rented Sector Eviction Prevention Event. The Event had been organised to raise awareness of the current ‘risk of homelessness’ threat in Greater Manchester amongst frontline teams working in the […]

Winter Update -Southampton

Throughout the Covid pandemic the council and its partners have provided extra support and access to emergency accommodation to people who have been found rough sleeping in the city. This continues to be the case but as winter progresses it is even more important that we do all we can to help. We’ve put together […]

Relaunch of the Churches Rent Deposit Scheme

World Homeless Day 10 October 2020 A fund to support people at risk of homelessness has been relaunched on the 10th anniversary of World Homeless Day.  The aim of this global day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while […]

Southampton September Conference – “No one comes off the streets due to the work of one agency”

Southampton Street Support Action Group held their sixth conference last week. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions this one was the first that was online. It was well attended by agencies, local government, the voluntary sector, councillors and our local MP’s. The conference gathered to hear reports of the work with those sleeping rough over the […]

Launchpad Re-launch MEAM Operational Group

Ellie Pollitt, Acting MEAM Co-ordinator at Launchpad Reading is delighted to confirm that they are in a position to re-launch their MEAM operational group; all-be-it virtually for the time being. They are inviting all Reading based homelessness charities to join their first ‘post lockdown’ meeting to be held virtually via Teams on Monday 21 September from 10:00 […]

Good news on the Radio

Paul Woodman, chair of the Street Support Action Group was interviewed on Radio Solent on the day of the recent conference in Southampton (10 Sept) to outline the collaborative working taking place in the city.  Paul spoke about how the change of government policy called “Everyone in” has given new opportunities to some people that […]

Greater Manchester Against Evictions

Greater Manchester Against Evictions; Protest Against the Stay in Evictions – Monday 24th August 2020 @ 1pm The Government promised to do whatever it takes to support people through the Covid19 crisis. The stay on evictions is being lifted on the 23rd August with no real legal protection in place for renters that have lost […]

GMHAN Building Back Better – Your Input and Support Needed

As we stand in this time of ongoing uncertainty, with amazing work being done to respond to people’s individual needs with great care and ingenuity, and hotels closing and support services struggling to survive, we are more determined than ever that ‘Build back better’ means something tangible and real and towards the kind of region […]

Homeless Families – Call to Action

This week Shared Health Foundation have released a call to action for Greater Manchester’s Local Authorities, Health and Social Care Partnership, GMCA and political leaders. There is an absence of discussion and detail about the impact of Covid-19 on families who are homeless. We are gravely concerned about this ‘hidden homeless’ population, for whom the […]