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Free School Uniforms Across the West Midlands

The increase in the cost of living is at the forefront of everyone’s minds at the moment. Sadly, there are necessities that are no longer affordable for families, and this includes school uniforms.  A survey of about 1,000 UK parents by The Children’s Society suggested those with children in state schools spent on average £337 […]

Introducing Philippa – GMHAN’s new Manager

We’re so excited to introduce you to Philippa Iwnicki, who is the new Manager for Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN).  Greater Together Manchester are hosting her post, and we’re delighted to be part-funding it, along with Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity. She’s brilliant – and despite only being in the role for six weeks, she’s […]

Black Country Foodbank – Recipe Bag Initiative

The Black Country Foodbank recently launched an initiative in the Sandwell area. Receipe Bags use the ambient food in the food parcels to create appetising and healthy meals. The recipe bag contains ALL the ingredients needed to cook a nutritional meal along with a step-by-step instruction recipe card, and a QR code which opens a […]

Co-founder to Trustee – Viv’s Journey

After an incredible journey, inspired by a simple conversation with someone on the streets in autumn 2015, it feels the right time for me to step back from the Street Support Network core team. The network and our team has changed and grown in so many ways over these 6 years, and it is awesome […]

Accommodation to keep ex-offenders off the streets

The City Council and two other agencies working in Chelmsford have secured £100,000 for accommodation to stop ex-offenders from living on the streets when they are released from prison. Breaking the cycle of offending in Chelmsford Prisoners who are released without homes to go to after serving their time can end up sleeping in public […]

An Introduction to: Essex Faith Covenant

Connecting, exploring, taking action together Faith communities play a positive role in their neighbourhood to support people most in need, strengthening resilience, reinforcing local identity and helping to connect communities. The Essex Faith Covenant, the first county-wide Faith Covenant in the UK, was launched on 14th October 2017. It continues to drive the partnership between faith […]

Tappin’ In Jan 2022

Learn to tap dance and be part of a tap dancing world record attempt – no experience necessary about Tappin’ In Tappin’ In is a project happening across the West Midlands during spring-summer 2022, as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival and the Birmingham 2022 Festival. We’re inviting people to come together weekly between February […]

Street Support Network Greater Manchester launch new ‘Advice for Families’

At the start of 2020, emphasis focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester prompted us to look at how homelessness affects families. The Shared Health Foundation Gold Standard report estimated: 2,742 children were living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester; Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement; The number of homeless families in […]