Homeless Families – Call to Action

This week Shared Health Foundation have released a call to action for Greater Manchester’s Local Authorities, Health and Social Care Partnership, GMCA and political leaders. There is an absence of discussion and detail about the impact of Covid-19 on families who are homeless. We are gravely concerned about this ‘hidden homeless’ population, for whom the […]

Introducing GM Legislative Theatre – meet the team

Creative policy change on homelessness with GMHAN and GMCA. Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) is thrilled to announce that the upcoming GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy will be co-produced 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 Updates 8/6/2020

Hi all,Following the mega write up from GMHAN at the end of last week, here are a few brief updates to keep you informed of progress:A group of volunteers from GMHAN are collating an initial recommendations, asks and offers framework document from what we have heard from different perspectives over the last weeks. This will […]

“We want definition, certainty, some kind of future security.”

Last week we hosted 2 online events on zoom for Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) asking 2 key questions and hearing back from different perspectives. We don’t believe our current various complex issues can be solved without including these different perspectives and finding ways ahead that work for all. As positive news lands of […]

Co-production in crisis

During this pandemic, there has clearly been a need to respond and adapt quickly to a changing situation, provide clarity, and prioritise people’s safety. In addition, physical distancing has meant we are not coming together to discuss things in the ways we used to, either organised meetings or ad hoc conversations. In many contexts, this […]

Co-ordinated kindness

*UPDATE: Sadly since this item was written, we have discovered that the warehouse has been broken into and many of the items that were scheduled for delivery this week were stolen. Please can you help us by donating, or asking your business or network to see if they can donate any of the items on […]

What is it like in emergency accommodation right now?

LockdownLIVEs is a new documentary project created by and for Greater Manchester residents who are currently homeless during this pandemic. People who are self-isolating in emergency accommodation or living in any kind of temporary accommodation have been invited to submit short videos, poems, drawings, and photos about what life is like for them right now. […]