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Policy proposals from the Legislative Theatre event on 30th September

On Wednesday 30th September, 112 people from frontline support staff, GMCA officers and elected officials, advocates and neighbours to people with experience of homelessness attended and participated in the first Greater Manchester Legislative Theatre on Multiple Disadvantage. It was an interactive on-line event where community members worked together with policymakers to generate, debate and negotiate […]

GMHAN Building Back Better – Your Input and Support Needed

As we stand in this time of ongoing uncertainty, with amazing work being done to respond to people’s individual needs with great care and ingenuity, and hotels closing and support services struggling to survive, we are more determined than ever that ‘Build back better’ means something tangible and real and towards the kind of region […]

Homeless Families – Call to Action

This week Shared Health Foundation have released a call to action for Greater Manchester’s Local Authorities, Health and Social Care Partnership, GMCA and political leaders. There is an absence of discussion and detail about the impact of Covid-19 on families who are homeless. We are gravely concerned about this ‘hidden homeless’ population, for whom the […]

Introducing GM Legislative Theatre – meet the team

Creative policy change on homelessness with GMHAN and GMCA. Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) is thrilled to announce that the upcoming GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy will be co-produced in 2020 and beyond, using a creative and participatory policy-making strategy called Legislative Theatre. This community-led process is the result of a collaborative effort by the […]

GMHAN Updates 8/6/2020

Hi all,Following the mega write up from GMHAN at the end of last week, here are a few brief updates to keep you informed of progress:A group of volunteers from GMHAN are collating an initial recommendations, asks and offers framework document from what we have heard from different perspectives over the last weeks. This will […]

“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-production in crisis

During this pandemic, there has clearly been a need to respond and adapt quickly to a changing situation, provide clarity, and prioritise people’s safety. In addition, physical distancing has meant we are not coming together to discuss things in the ways we used to, either organised meetings or ad hoc conversations. In many contexts, this […]