“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. […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 23/04/20

See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including information about the next round of the GM Mayor’s charity funding, GMHAN co-design calls for integrating feedback from frontline services, update on the donation distribution process, and sharing positive news. Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity is making an open call for […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 15/04/20

See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including workstream leads, co-designing the next phases of our response, donations distribution process, and news from people working with families, women and people living in B&Bs. Covid response workstreams The current situation has called for the homelessness sector to organise in an emerging way to respond […]

GMHAN Updates 15/04/20

Hi all See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including workstream leads, co-designing the next phases of our response, donations distribution process, and news from people working with families, women and people living in B&Bs. Covid response workstreams The current situation has called for the homelessness sector to organise in an emerging way […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 9/04/20

Open Space, donation distribution update, and locality helpline information GMHAN Open Space call reminder A reminder that we are hosting a GMHAN open space zoom 3-4pm today to hear and discuss any key issues and decisions emerging. We would like input from different perspectives and areas, to ensure processes and decisions made work for all, so […]

“The fund helped me during the worst time… “

Migrant Destitution Fund GM COVID-19 does not distinguish between citizens and non-citizens. It hits the most vulnerable in our society hardest, and destitute migrants with nowhere to live, no right to work and no ability to get state support are in a hugely precarious situation right now. Many groups are calling on the Government to […]