Greater Manchester

COVID UPDATES (GMHAN & GMCA)

HOMELESSNESS SERVICES INFO & UPDATES We hope you are all safe and staying well under the current circumstances. We appreciate that the strain on you, as well as the people you serve, is unprecedented – thank you again for your continued work under these conditions. There has been progress on trying to meet immediate needs […]

(GM) COVID19 FUNDING SUPPORT (CHARITIES/ORGANISATIONS)

Please find links to covid-19 funding support for charities. This is a live document. Please let us know if you hear of any other funding/support sources we can add to this list. Apologies in advance for any duplication. REGIONAL Salford Crisis Fund – COVID-19 https://www.salfordcvs.co.uk/live-grants A responsive fund offering VCSE organisations grants of up to […]

COVID-19 – HOW TO SUPPORT (UPDATED)

THE SUPPORT NEEDS OF HOMELESS CHARITIES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 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 […]

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 from GMCA 26/03/2020

Please see below an update from Molly Bishop at GMCA following yesterday’s announcements. Further updates to follow from GMHAN… Yesterday, a Greater Manchester Homelessness Covid-19 Response Strategy was agreed by the Greater Manchester Covid-19 Emergency Committee. This details our immediate response for Group A, who are deemed to be most at risk. Group A are: Currently […]

GMHAN Covid Update 24/03/2020

Please join the Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network mailing list for regular updates. A message from Molly Bishop, Strategic Lead for Homelessness, Public Service Reform Team, Greater Manchester Combined Authority This is a humanitarian crisis for the homeless population and is being treated as such. Priority action across Local Authorities and GMCA is focused on […]

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 […]

GMHAN response to Covid19

Please refer to your Local Authority first and foremost for the latest guidance and advice for your operations.  The Greater Manchester information below is to support local responses. The information will keep changing on a daily basis, so we will be sending out regular updates – please encourage people in the sector to sign up […]

Support for people begging in Manchester

An innovative scheme which aims to support vulnerable people and reduce begging is being trialled in Manchester city centre. Led by Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council, the Street Engagement Hub aims to tackle the underlying issues which have resulted in people begging. How it works Police and council officers refer people known to […]