Employment Opportunities

RENU – upcycling lives and furniture

RENU – The new furniture shop at Afflecks It starts with a piece of unwanted furniture. Shabby but without the chic. Then the magic starts. Someone who has been without a home transforms this unwanted item into something beautiful, crafted, worthy of someone’s home. The RENU shop selling unique upcycled art and furniture is now […]

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 […]

St Johns Homelessness Initiative – Fundraiser

16:00 Saturday 29th June Manchester Studios, Stage One, Atherton St, Manchester M3 3GS As part of St John’s continued efforts to raise funds and awareness of the St. John’s Homelessness Initiative, they are hosting a dance event on Saturday 29th June in Stage 1 at Old Granada Studios. The show will be put on by the Jayne Barnes School […]

We’re fundraising for a paid role within Street Support

We know it’s a really big ask. Street Support Network are currently working at and sometimes beyond capacity. We would like to raise enough funds to create another paid role for someone with personal insight into, and experience of being homeless. What We Do (Online) Street Support address the disadvantages of being homeless by mapping […]

How Businesses Can Step Up

Homelessness, in all its forms, is increasing across the UK, with the situation now at crisis point. Manchester needs a unique solution from all sectors (voluntary, statutory, and business) putting the voices and knowledge of people with experience of homelessness at the forefront. Manchester is fast becoming becoming a model for other cities around the […]

Innovation and Employment. Case Studies.

What innovative ways can we help combat homelessness and create jobs? Manchester is the home of the industrial revolution, the birth place of the first computer and where scientists first split the atom. Yet in the last year alone Manchester has seen a 40% increase in homelessness. As a city that prides itself on firsts […]

How business can support Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities action group co-chair Chris Gopal explains the aims of this group, and how businesses and film-makers can help… I am delighted to have been asked to co-chair the Employment Action Group as part of Manchester’s Homelessness Charter as I believe that meaningful work can play a fundamental role in helping people to overcome homelessness and exclusion, […]