Greater Manchester

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 […]

What is it like in emergency accommodation right now?

LockdownLIVEs is a new documentary project created by and for Greater Manchester residents who are currently homeless during this pandemic. People who are self-isolating in emergency accommodation or living in any kind of temporary accommodation have been invited to submit short videos, poems, drawings, and photos about what life is like for them right now. […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 23/04/20

See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including information about the next round of the GM Mayor’s charity funding, GMHAN co-design calls for integrating feedback from frontline services, update on the donation distribution process, and sharing positive news. Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity is making an open call for […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 15/04/20

See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including workstream leads, co-designing the next phases of our response, donations distribution process, and news from people working with families, women and people living in B&Bs. Covid response workstreams The current situation has called for the homelessness sector to organise in an emerging way to respond […]

GMHAN Updates 15/04/20

Hi all See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including workstream leads, co-designing the next phases of our response, donations distribution process, and news from people working with families, women and people living in B&Bs. Covid response workstreams The current situation has called for the homelessness sector to organise in an emerging way […]

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 […]

“The fund helped me during the worst time… “

Migrant Destitution Fund GM COVID-19 does not distinguish between citizens and non-citizens. It hits the most vulnerable in our society hardest, and destitute migrants with nowhere to live, no right to work and no ability to get state support are in a hugely precarious situation right now. Many groups are calling on the Government to […]