COVID-19

Covid-19 provides move on success

When the lockdown for Covid-19 started there was much concern over the situation of the street homeless. The government made a request to local authorities to “get everyone in” and offered funding for this. In Southampton, the City Council worked closely with the partner organisations forming the charter and has had great success not only […]

Universal Credit – the health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness

Groundswell, Kings College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have launched their new research ‘Universal Credit – the health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness’. Key findings: The research found that the challenges of engaging with the Universal Credit system impacts on the health & wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness, specifically […]

“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-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 […]

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 […]

WAYS TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO ARE INSECURELY HOUSED OR HOMELESS IN GREATER MANCHESTER

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live document which is being collated from ongoing conversations with a variety of homelessness charities and services across Greater Manchester. This page will be updated regularly. If you are able to offer anything on this list, or if you would like to add something please email: gm-covid@streetsupport.net << URGENTLY NEEDED […]

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 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 […]

Launchpad Reading open ‘here for you’ telephone service

  Following the COVID-19 outbreak, we are aware that many members of our local community are in self-isolation and feeling lonely, need support with practical issues, and feel concerned about the future and loved ones. In response, we are launching a telephone service for anyone in need, whether they have housing or homelessness issues or […]

MULTILINGUAL COVID-19 ADVICE

Please find some useful links for COVID-19 ADVICE in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish and all other European languages (issued by the World Health Organisation). English https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses French https://www.who.int/fr/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Chinese https://www.who.int/zh/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters Arabic https://www.who.int/ar/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Russian https://www.who.int/ru/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses Spanish https://www.who.int/es/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/q-a-coronaviruses All European languages https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china/sources-updated We hope this helps