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Portsmouth Rucksack Event 2017

This is the 4th year of hosting the Rucksack Event in Portsmouth with an estimated 10,000 plus Rucksacks and donations over the years and every year it gets bigger and better! The Rucksack Event 2017 11 November, 10am – 4pm Portsmouth Football Club, (PITC), Rodney Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8TB The concept is simple, grab a rucksack […]

Manchester homelessness Raising Bee 2

We’re still feeling joyful about the second Raising Bee event that we held at Code Computerlove on World Homelessness Day last week. On that subject, the third one is coming up on Tuesday 7 November. As Street Support Network, part of Manchester Homelessness Partnership and the GM Homelessness Action Network, we have a backlog of […]

Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Centrepoint needs landlords to participate in its Rent Deposit Guarantee scheme. Centrepoint are offering a new scheme to help prevent homelessness amongst 16 and 17 year olds in Manchester, helping landlords to fill vacancies quickly and free of charge. Who is Centrepoint? Centrepoint is a national charity providing over 2,000 homeless young people with accommodation and […]

All Systems Go!

New Hostel Officially Opens on World Homelessness Day An innovative hostel for homeless people will be officially opened on Tuesday 10 October, World Homeless Day. Stop, Start, Go, Sustainable Living hostel The Stop, Start, Go Sustainable Living hostel (SSG) in Cheetham Hill has been jointly funded by Manchester City Council, The Mayor of Greater Manchester’s […]

Portsmouth Christmas Card Competition

The Society of St James (SSJ), who run support services for the homeless in Portsmouth, have launched a Christmas card design competition to help them raise funds to purchase two more properties in the city. Support by Portsmouth City Council, the Christmas cards will be sold in local retail outlets. The Competition To enter the competition please […]

Youth action initiative – update

We would like to share an update on the Youth Action Initiative following a recent event. The initiative is part of the Manchester Homelessness Charter and recently more than 40 young people from across different youth organisations attended an evening where lots of great ideas for going forward were discussed. The meeting focused on planning […]

Accommodation help made easier with new online hub

For anyone experiencing homelessness it is difficult and confusing to know where to even start with finding accommodation. There is limited accommodation for those who are not in priority need, and most need a referral from the council or another service. People often contact us asking what options they have, or trying to advise someone […]

New hostel opens its doors to Manchester’s homeless

Registered charity Stop Start Go (SSG) Sustainable Living has opened its doors to a new hostel offering a holistic home for the homeless in Manchester. A stone’s throw away from the Booth Centre, the hostel on Cheetham Hill Road offers temporary supported accommodation and an innovative tailored programme of support for 15 people. The first phase […]

Raising bee

On Tuesday we hosted our first ‘Raising Bee‘ workathon – an event for digital folk to volunteer to work together on a regular basis, on features requested through the Manchester Homelessness Charter action groups. The idea emerged from the recent HomelessHack event – we know there are lots of people with really useful skills who care about this issue and […]