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GMHAN Covid Update 23/03/2020

We hope you are all staying physically and mentally well in this difficult time. Please see below for… GMHAN response collaboration calls being hosted tomorrow Latest key information from the GMCA concerning the Covid Response Sources of location based information through Street Support Network GMHAN Response Collaboration Calls As a network, we need to urgently collaborate on our response to […]

Launchpad Reading open ‘here for you’ telephone service

  Following the COVID-19 outbreak, we are aware that many members of our local community are in self-isolation and feeling lonely, need support with practical issues, and feel concerned about the future and loved ones. In response, we are launching a telephone service for anyone in need, whether they have housing or homelessness issues or […]

GMHAN response to Covid19

Please refer to your Local Authority first and foremost for the latest guidance and advice for your operations.  The Greater Manchester information below is to support local responses. The information will keep changing on a daily basis, so we will be sending out regular updates – please encourage people in the sector to sign up […]

MULTILINGUAL COVID-19 ADVICE

Please find some useful links for COVID-19 ADVICE in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish and all other European languages (issued by the World Health Organisation). English https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses French https://www.who.int/fr/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Chinese https://www.who.int/zh/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters Arabic https://www.who.int/ar/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Russian https://www.who.int/ru/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Spanish https://www.who.int/es/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses All European languages https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china/sources-updated We hope this helps

News from Southampton Summit

On 10 March people gathered to hear about progress made addressing the issue of homelessness in the city during the last year.  At the summit they were told how services have been improved over the past two years, with recent figures showing that the number of people sleeping rough in Southampton has reduced by 48% […]

Centrepoint Bradford Sessions

Centrepoint Bradford currently have five fantastic and free sessions up and running. These include two cooking clubs, a football programme, a fitness and gym class, and a boxing session. Not only do these sessions build practical skills, but they are designed to develop key tools, such as teamwork, communication and resilience. Furthermore, the sessions are […]

Southampton Winter Shelter

From Sunday 12th January 2020 to Sunday 9th February 2020, seven churches across Southampton opened up their doors to rough sleepers for a pilot project of the Churches Winter Night Shelter. The churches included City Life Church, Victory Gospel Church, Saint Mary’s Church, St Deny’s Church, St Mark’s Church, Above Bar Church and Central Baptist […]

Street Support Wakefield Postcards

Wakefield Council’s in house graphic designers have made some nifty little postcards to signpost people to the Wakefield section of Street Support. The postcards have been distributed across Wakefield’s library network as well as been given to partners in the network to distribute. A big thank you to The Communities Service at Wakefield Council for funding the postcards, to Wakefield […]

Support for people begging in Manchester

An innovative scheme which aims to support vulnerable people and reduce begging is being trialled in Manchester city centre. Led by Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council, the Street Engagement Hub aims to tackle the underlying issues which have resulted in people begging. How it works Police and council officers refer people known to […]

Coffee4Craig is moving – here’s how you can help.

Coffee4Craig provide a seven nights a week evening drop-in service for people who are rough sleeping within Manchester. But they offer so much more than just home-cooked hot food. Practical advice and signposting, crisis intervention, medical support, accommodation referrals and always emotional support – 7 nights a week. Coffee4Craig supports over 60 people each night […]