Greater Manchester

Christine

This is the first of a series of short films outlining people’s individual stories of homelessness in the Greater Manchester area and the many forms it can take. Here’s Christine’s story…   Thanks to Christine for her courage and honesty in telling her story. If you enjoy it, please share it.

Universal Credit

With more changes to benefits coming including the controversial rollout of Universal Credit (UTC), we asked the department of work and pensions (DWP) to share how this is being implemented in Greater Manchester. There is general information on what Universal Credit is and eligibility here. A useful toolkit with supporting information for customers & partner […]

Youth action initiative – update

We would like to share an update on the Youth Action Initiative following a recent event. The initiative is part of the Manchester Homelessness Charter and recently more than 40 young people from across different youth organisations attended an evening where lots of great ideas for going forward were discussed. The meeting focused on planning […]

Accommodation help made easier with new online hub

For anyone experiencing homelessness it is difficult and confusing to know where to even start with finding accommodation. There is limited accommodation for those who are not in priority need, and most need a referral from the council or another service. People often contact us asking what options they have, or trying to advise someone […]

New hostel opens its doors to Manchester’s homeless

Registered charity Stop Start Go (SSG) Sustainable Living has opened its doors to a new hostel offering a holistic home for the homeless in Manchester. A stone’s throw away from the Booth Centre, the hostel on Cheetham Hill Road offers temporary supported accommodation and an innovative tailored programme of support for 15 people. The first phase […]

New standards toolkit

Street Support has collaborated with the fantastic Coffee4Craig and Coalition of Relief (COR) to create a one-stop-shop to help charities and services provide the very best support to those that need it the most. The new Standards Toolkit provides a best practice guide to help protect the vulnerable adults that use the services, volunteers and […]