COVID UPDATES (GMHAN & GMCA)

HOMELESSNESS SERVICES INFO & UPDATES We hope you are all safe and staying well under the current circumstances. We appreciate that the strain on you, as well as the people you serve, is unprecedented – thank you again for your continued work under these conditions. There has been progress on trying to meet immediate needs […]

(GM) COVID19 FUNDING SUPPORT (CHARITIES/ORGANISATIONS)

Please find links to covid-19 funding support for charities. This is a live document. Please let us know if you hear of any other funding/support sources we can add to this list. Apologies in advance for any duplication. REGIONAL Salford Crisis Fund – COVID-19 https://www.salfordcvs.co.uk/live-grants A responsive fund offering VCSE organisations grants of up to […]

GMHAN Updates 27/03/20

Please cascade the following essential information from GMCA into your network. You can signup for future GMHAN updates here. Yesterday, Government released their ‘Everybody In’ directive. This came with a clear message: It’s important for the welfare of both homeless people and staff or volunteers that all communal night-shelters and any street encampments are closed down for the […]

GM COUNCIL HOMELESSNESS SERVICES – REVISED CONTACT DETAILS (10 BOROUGHS)

At this difficult time, local councils have been required to alter the access to support and services for people who find themselves homeless. Please find below details on how to contact your local council should you be homeless. OLDHAM The office is closed. If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness please phone 0161 770 […]

GMHAN Covid Update from GMCA 26/03/2020

Please see below an update from Molly Bishop at GMCA following yesterday’s announcements. Further updates to follow from GMHAN… Yesterday, a Greater Manchester Homelessness Covid-19 Response Strategy was agreed by the Greater Manchester Covid-19 Emergency Committee. This details our immediate response for Group A, who are deemed to be most at risk. Group A are: Currently […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do we need to rethink addiction?

We wanted to share two videos on addiction. The first we found so simple and clear. The second, simple again, yet moving. Addiction specialist and author Gabor Maté says dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction. He says: “Addiction is not a choice anybody makes, it’s a response to emotional pain.” […]