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Xmas Drop-In Timetable (Manchester)

Saturday 21st December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020 Who’s open, what’s happening and where. Contact details & links to printable PDF docs below. Sat 21st Dec Coffee4Craig 5pm – 7pm Food, showers, advice & support Lifeshare 7am – 9am Cooked breakfast Mustard Tree 10am – 4pm Furniture, clothing, food club. Reach Out TTC 10am […]

25 Ways To Support People Over Winter

Here’s just a few ways you can help the charities who work tirelessly throughout the year helping people who have nowhere safe to call home. Along the way, you’ll also meet some incredible people….. Booth Centre Giving advice, helping people find accommodation, supporting people into work, running a variety of activities. (They also provide breakfast […]

St John’s Homelessness Initiative

What is St John’s? St John’s’ is a one billion pound new development in the centre of Manchester and is being described as Manchester’s newest neighbourhood. Once constructed, the 6 acre site will be mixed-mode and plans to include 2,500 new homes, 600,000sq ft of workspace, and 400,000sq ft of leisure space. It is estimated […]

Real Change launches in Oldham

“By giving a just a little you could help a lot” That’s the message behind Real Change Oldham, an initiative aimed at supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Oldham who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Real Change does this by combining donations from the public to buy practical items that […]

Street Support GM – news, info, links, updates

The first of our regular blog updates. To let you know some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support GM Network. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. ON THE OUT – NEW WEBSITE From a ‘shout out’ through Street Support social […]

Big Change – making a lasting difference.

If you´re unfamiliar with Big Change in Manchester, here´s a quick summary and some stats. Big Change is a central fund, where the monies donated go directly to the people who need it most during this housing crisis – people who are currently without a safe home and those who have recently moved into accommodation. […]

Trying to understand homelessness

A Personal View (and a few stats) by Graham Wood, Media & Comms, Street Support This is more than just a complicated issue. It is actually ruining people´s lives and in many cases, it is ending them. This crisis has been given a name, ´homelessness´ and the people affected have been given a label ´the […]

WAYS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS THIS WINTER

HOW TO HELP PEOPLE THIS WINTER Nobody should be sleeping outside, especially not in winter. Plans are currently underway to provide a bed every night plus appropriate support for everyone sleeping outside in Greater Manchester this winter. It’s a considerable task involving a great many organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and […]

Boots, suits and BIG Change

How Big Change Makes A Big Difference To People’s Lives A couple of stories from last month that really stood out…. Boots…. Someone who was formerly sleeping rough, (and working) was borrowing work boots so he could continue working. Through the Big Change, The Boaz Trust provided a new pair of boots of his own. […]