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Rebuilding family life

Material needs aren’t the whole story. Daniel doesn’t blame his council for evicting him after a so-called friend wired his electric meter and lived rent-free while Daniel was in hospital after a heart attack. But he did not have the two weeks rent they demanded to let him back and he’s been sleeping on the […]

An ordinary bloke

Thanks to extraordinary Big Change. In a way Craig is a typical rough sleeper. He has no long-term support needs. No mental health issues. No substance abuse. He doesn’t fit the rough sleeper stereotype – but he soon could. Anyone can have the bad luck to end up sleeping rough. Craig was “horrified” when his […]

Sue finds stability again

Preventing homelessness with Big Change connections. Sue was full of hope last year when she left her settled life here to move in with her new partner in London. But her relationship soon became abusive and she had to flee Women’s Aid who found her space in a women’s refuge down south. This year, determined to […]

418 people helped with Big Change fund

As at the end of August 2017, here are the headlines for the Big Change fund so far: £112,000 raised £62,000 disbursed 418 people helped By working in partnership with charities and organisations providing frontline services for homeless people, the Big Change fund enables individuals to make long term positive changes towards ending homelessness. Here are […]

300 people helped with Big Change fund

As at mid-June 2017, here are the headlines for the Big Change Fund so far: £90,000 raised £34,000 disbursed 300 people helped By working in partnership with charities and organisations providing frontline services for homeless people, the Big Change Fund enables individuals to make long term positive changes towards ending homelessness. Here are 3 recent stories […]

Feature: Urban Village Medical Practice

Urban Village Medical Practice (UVMP) is a large GP practice in Ancoats, with over 10,000 registered patients. We are the only commissioned health care service for homeless people in Manchester, and have been providing primary health care to homeless patients for over 20 years. We currently have over 850 registered homeless patients. The Homeless Healthcare […]