Homeless

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 […]

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 […]

#LockedOut: How Britain Keeps People Homeless

The Bureau Local; a network of people around the UK reporting on issues that affect people’s day-to-day lives launched an investigation into the barriers that stop people from being able to get into housing. The investigation revealed that landmark homelessness legislation is failing, leaving people across the country trapped in homelessness no matter what they […]

Will’s Story

When he was 16 years old, Will came to Nightstop seeking support after being left with no choice but to leave home. After a short period of staying with our volunteer hosts he was able to move into supported accommodation where he stayed for 2.5 years. Feeling confident and in control Will moved back to […]

#HealthNow – Creating a foundation for moving out of homelessness

Guest blog by Becky Evans, Groundswell Development Manager. Is your Network interested in Homeless Health? If so, please take a moment to read this article to learn more about the topic.  Homelessness and Health Inequalities The level of recent media attention on homelessness and early preventable deaths will have not escaped many people. The reality […]

Have your say on Reading’s homelessness strategy

Reading Borough Council’s Homelessness Strategy Consultation is now live! Reading Borough Council is looking for your views on proposed priorities for their next Homelessness Strategy. Your feedback will shape and inform the approach and strategic direction regarding homelessness in the town over the next five years. Reading Borough Council’s existing Homelessness Strategy is not due for […]

Manchester Homelessness Strategy

A strategy with a vision to end homelessness in Manchester One year ago, members of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership developed Manchester’s first co-produced strategy to end all forms of homelessness. It has three main aims: To make homelessness rare: Increasing prevention and early intervention To make homelessness as brief as possible: Improving temporary accommodation and […]

St Mungo’s – 10 years of helping people sleeping rough.

Our outreach teams go out early in the morning and late at night, following up referrals from members of the public via StreetLink and from other local organisations who’ve told us they’re concerned about someone sleeping rough. Some of those people might be newly rough sleeping and we talk to them, see what options there […]

Lord Bourne’s visit to Reading

Lord Bourne, Minister for Faith, politician and former professor of law visited Reading University on 28 June 2019 to meet with various representatives from faith groups working in the community that support people who are sleeping rough and homeless.  The four key partners who met with Lord Bourne were: Faith Christian Group which comprises local […]

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 […]