Christmas and New year opening times contact details for indoor homeless provisions and help in Manchester.

Who’s open, what’s happening and where?   1, AKT (Albert Kennedy trust), 50 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JA, 0161 228 3308 10am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri. Supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 Closed 24th – 4th Jan 2, Barnabus office 61 Bloom St. 0161 237 3223 10am – 4pm Monday – Thursday ideally appointment […]

GM Prisoner Leavers – Not enough being done to give people a lifeline.

Back in January, 22 people ranging from frontline staff, GMCA officers, experts and people with lived experience attended and participated in the GMHAN Prison and Resettlement Open space meeting. The meeting had been requested to explore and discuss the challenges and issues connecting homelessness with prison releases and resettlement. To ensure this topic was kept at the forefront of […]

GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy Consultation Events – June 2021

Join us between 10th June – 18th June for your opportunity to be part of GMHAN consultation events on the latest draft of the Greater Manchester Homelessness Prevention Strategy. Book your place for our consultation sessions using this link. Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for GMCA and organisations across Greater Manchester […]

A Bed Every Night – Reflection by Matthew Kidd from Creative Inclusion

On Tuesday 9th March 2021 the Homelessness Action Network held an learning event to reflect on people’s experiences of ABEN (A Bed for Every Night) provision in Greater Manchester. Creative Inclusion were commissioned to write a report which brings together different perspectives on how Greater Manchester can respond as a whole system to improve the […]

GMHAN – Full Network Event

GMHAN Full Network Event – Reflection from Robbie Cowbury from Action Together  (Action Together support the community and voluntary sector in Rochdale, Oldham and Tameside) A Homelessness Prevention Strategy to cover all of Greater Manchester has been an ambition of the Homelessness Action Network for long before the pandemic. It’s a fundamental part of why […]

GMHAN Conversation – Prison and Resettlement

On Tuesday 12th January, 22 people ranging from frontline staff, GMCA officers, experts,  people with lived experience attended and participated in the GMHAN Prison and Resettlement Open space meeting. The meeting had been requested during GMHAN Full Network event on 25th November to explore and discuss the challenges and issues connecting homelessness with prison releases […]

Greater Manchester Legislative Theatre Update

Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) has co-produced GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy in 2020 and beyond, using a creative and participatory policy-making strategy called Legislative Theatre. This community-led process is the result of a collaborative effort by the GMHAN, Street Support Network (leading on comms) and funded and co-designed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s […]

Policy proposals from the Legislative Theatre Funding & Commissioning event on 9th Dec

On Wednesday 9th December, we hosted #GMLegislativeTheatre event on Funding & Commissioning. We explored some structural barriers and ideas when it comes to funding.            Thank you for all your comments and engagement on social media. You can check them out #GMlegislativetheatre, and also see some of the reflection from our […]

New ‘Families’ section launched on the Street Support Network website for Greater Manchester

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 that: 2,742 children were living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester; Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement; The number of homeless families […]

GMHAN Legislative Theatre – Funding and Commissioning

With one week to go till the second event in the GM Legislative Theatre / Homelessness Prevention Strategy process, the facilitation team is working hard and staying flexible, as we’ve all had to do throughout 2020. In the beginning of November, we set out to create a second play with a new cast of GM […]