Greater Manchester

A Bed Every Night – Reflection by Matthew Kidd from Creative Inclusion

On Tuesday 9th March 2021 the Homelessness Action Network held an learning event to reflect on people’s experiences of ABEN (A Bed for Every Night) provision in Greater Manchester. Creative Inclusion were commissioned to write a report which brings together different perspectives on how Greater Manchester can respond as a whole system to improve the […]

GMHAN – Full Network Event

GMHAN Full Network Event – Reflection from Robbie Cowbury from Action Together  (Action Together support the community and voluntary sector in Rochdale, Oldham and Tameside) A Homelessness Prevention Strategy to cover all of Greater Manchester has been an ambition of the Homelessness Action Network for long before the pandemic. It’s a fundamental part of why […]

Policy proposals from the Legislative Theatre Funding & Commissioning event on 9th Dec

On Wednesday 9th December, we hosted #GMLegislativeTheatre event on Funding & Commissioning. We explored some structural barriers and ideas when it comes to funding.            Thank you for all your comments and engagement on social media. You can check them out #GMlegislativetheatre, and also see some of the reflection from our […]

New ‘Families’ section launched on the Street Support Network website for Greater Manchester

At the start of 2020, emphasis focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester prompted us to look at how homelessness affects families. The Shared Health Foundation Gold Standard report estimated that: 2,742 children were living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester; Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement; The number of homeless families […]

GMHAN Legislative Theatre – Funding and Commissioning

With one week to go till the second event in the GM Legislative Theatre / Homelessness Prevention Strategy process, the facilitation team is working hard and staying flexible, as we’ve all had to do throughout 2020. In the beginning of November, we set out to create a second play with a new cast of GM […]

MIGRANT DESTITUTION FUND GM – URGENT APPEAL

The Migrant Destitution Fund GM supports destitute migrants in Greater Manchester who are not entitled to work or access state benefits. After reopening in April 2020, the Fund has been a lifeline throughout the Covid crisis to those forced into destitution because of where they come from. From fresh food to phone credit and data, […]

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 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 […]