Greater Manchester

RENU – upcycling lives and furniture

RENU – The new furniture shop at Afflecks It starts with a piece of unwanted furniture. Shabby but without the chic. Then the magic starts. Someone who has been without a home transforms this unwanted item into something beautiful, crafted, worthy of someone’s home. The RENU shop selling unique upcycled art and furniture is now […]

Street Support GM – news, info, links, updates

A quick update. To let you know some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support GM Network and beyond. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. St John’s Homelessness Initive (SJHI) St John’s’ is a one billion pound new development in the […]

St John’s Homelessness Initiative

What is St John’s? St John’s’ is a one billion pound new development in the centre of Manchester and is being described as Manchester’s newest neighbourhood. Once constructed, the 6 acre site will be mixed-mode and plans to include 2,500 new homes, 600,000sq ft of workspace, and 400,000sq ft of leisure space. It is estimated […]

Drugs in the city

The Provision For Substance Misuse In The City An MHP VoxPop Focus Group On 9th July the MHP VOX POP Action Group (comprised wholly of people with personal experience of homelessness) focused on the The Provision For Substance Misuse In The City. Joining the meeting was Kate McDonald, MCC City Centre Public Services Manager. Kate […]

Nowhere. Fast. Unsupported Temporary Accommodation and Justlife

With the media very much focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester, perhaps it’s worth being reminded of all those living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA’s) and how JUSTLIFE supports people – people who are homeless and hidden. The absence of housing options during times of personal crisis means that many single homeless adults […]

Meet…..MASH

Manchester Action on Street Health From keeping safe, to managing money, MASH has provided support to female sex workers for 25 years. MASH offer regular drop-in sessions, sexual health clinics, counselling, and sometimes just a friendly face to talk to when its needed most.  MASH offers help to women: Sex working on the streets Sex working […]

MEET…. THE MEN’S ROOM

Who they are The Men’s Room is a unique arts and social care charity based in Manchester whose core mission is supporting marginalised young men engaged in sex work or at risk of exploitation. The Men’s Room work with male and trans sex workers, men with experience of sexual exploitation and homeless men, offering practical […]

Real Change launches in Oldham

“By giving a just a little you could help a lot” That’s the message behind Real Change Oldham, an initiative aimed at supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Oldham who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Real Change does this by combining donations from the public to buy practical items that […]

Street Support GM – news, info, links, updates

The first of our regular blog updates. To let you know some of the stuff that’s happening, or has recently happened in and around the Street Support GM Network. We’ll keep it short, with plenty of links to find out more. ON THE OUT – NEW WEBSITE From a ‘shout out’ through Street Support social […]

St Johns Homelessness Initiative – Fundraiser

16:00 Saturday 29th June Manchester Studios, Stage One, Atherton St, Manchester M3 3GS As part of St John’s continued efforts to raise funds and awareness of the St. John’s Homelessness Initiative, they are hosting a dance event on Saturday 29th June in Stage 1 at Old Granada Studios. The show will be put on by the Jayne Barnes School […]