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New “Container” Homes For Southampton

Southampton City Council have recently announced a new plan and partnership with Hugg Homes to provide new homes on otherwise unused sites set aside for development. Taking just four weeks to be installed and furnished these homes are based on a “container format” and provide affordable accommodation. The first site is on the east side […]

Homelessness in Manchester. Here’s how to help this winter.

What do our charities need? There are so many amazing charities and organisations in Manchester doing so much, 365 days a year. If you can help, here’s a list of typical items the charities need all year round – from electrical items to toiletries, tea & coffee to furniture, bedding and administration support. If you […]

New beds – new welcome bags

Southampton City Council have funded 12 new bed spaces for street homeless people. These beds boost the current provision, a most welcome addition ahead of the winter. These new “low threshold” beds are integrated with day services so that users can have easy access into them. The new spaces were all in service by the […]

Geery’s Story (Homelessness, Mental Health, Migration, Addiction, Lighthouse)

Geery Frenstacky, originally from the Czech Republic has lived in the UK for 27 years. During this time he has worked and had claimed benefits. Although many details for his life are unknown we do know Geery developed serious Mental Health issues and has been sectioned several times. During one of the admissions Geery’s benefits […]

Help to Make a Big Change

Help to make a Big Change A new collaborative city-wide campaign has launched to help make a big change to the lives of those in need on the streets of Leeds city centre. Big Change Leeds aims to get the city behind it to provide practical support which can make a real difference. A new […]

Football match raises £2k for Mayor’s Homelessness Fund

On Sunday 21 October, a football match between a team of formerly homeless people and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Tameside raised £2,018 for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Homelessness Fund. More than 500 people turned out to support the match at Seel Park in Mossley. The Emmaus team, which included former professional footballer Andy Ritchie and […]

MHP VoxPop group meeting 17th Oct 2018

Minutes From VoxPop meeting on the 17th October 2018   Attendees – John Priestly, Mark Ward, Barbara Oliver, Selina Hanley, Lee Fletcher, Stephen Beech, Linda Parsonage.   10:00am – Individual Check ins (optional) – ask what is the top thing in their mind around homelessness) Selina – homeless for a year, has been a pastry […]

Working towards A Bed Every Night

No-one should have to sleep rough on the streets of Greater Manchester, particularly in winter. A Bed Every Night for everyone is the priority aim of the Greater Manchester Homeless Action Network. GMHAN is a collaboration of organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and individuals in Greater Manchester. Giving people a bed […]