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#HomelessHack legacy

Last weekend we supported the Manchester edition of #HomelessHack, an initiative started by a group in London that has quickly spread to other locations around the country. The event was organised amazingly quickly by a small team from Valtech and Sigma, linking into existing connections within Manchester Homelessness Partnership and the GM Mayor’s Homelessness Action […]

New standards toolkit

Street Support has collaborated with the fantastic Coffee4Craig and Coalition of Relief (COR) to create a one-stop-shop to help charities and services provide the very best support to those that need it the most. The new Standards Toolkit provides a best practice guide to help protect the vulnerable adults that use the services, volunteers and […]

300 people helped with Big Change fund

As at mid-June 2017, here are the headlines for the Big Change Fund so far: £90,000 raised £34,000 disbursed 300 people helped By working in partnership with charities and organisations providing frontline services for homeless people, the Big Change Fund enables individuals to make long term positive changes towards ending homelessness. Here are 3 recent stories […]

Youth action initiative

As part of Manchester Homelessness Charter, various action groups were formed to co-produce solutions to issues that people experiencing homelessness face. One of those action groups is based at Centrepoint Manchester, focusing on issues young people are facing. This group have now formed the ‘Youth Action Initiative’… “A group of young people who have come together to encourage […]

The Manchester United Captain who became homeless

Have you heard the name Patrick O’Connell, or ‘Don Patricio’ as he was known? He begged on the streets of London and died penniless and homeless. He was buried in an unmarked grave. But before that he was Captain of Manchester United F.C. and the Saviour of FC Barcelona. His amazing life story is now being told. On June […]

Moving forward with homeless services in the city

In February we shared with you the fantastic work and developing relationship between Manchester City Council and those who use its homeless services, and the £1m funding available to help tackle homelessness in Manchester. More than 40 people attended a workshop to start the discussion on how the £1m funding would be best spent with […]

Spice – how can you help?

Many of you will have seen the recent news coverage on Spice, and probably like everyone here at Street Support felt frustrated, not knowing what can be done to help and make the situation better. The sad reality is, there’s very few known solutions. NPS (or New Psychoactive Substances) are easily available and unpredictable. There are hundreds of different synthetic […]

Giving a fork about the homeless

On 26th March, following on from a successful Christmas meal, the community initiative ForkOff held a Spring meal at a confidential location in South Manchester. Organised for the increasing number of homeless in Manchester’s city centre the event was attended by 34 people who were able to listen to music, enjoy a meal and have […]

132 people helped so far with the Big Change Fund

As at the end of March 2017, here are the headlines for the Big Change Fund so far: £65,000 raised £22,000 disbursed 132 people helped By working in partnership with charities and organisations providing frontline services for homeless people, the Big Change Fund enables individuals to make long term positive changes towards ending homelessness. Here […]