Homeless

Breakfast of Champions in Bury

BURY BREAKFAST CLUB (Time For A Change) Mick Priestly and his partner Jane run the Bury Breakfast Club, a much under appreciated, under-funded but very essential service in Bury. Mark decided to start the Breakfast Club around 5 years ago. At first providing people with simple beans on toast, a cuppa, and a safe place […]

Launchpad’s Pancake Race

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. Launchpad’s annual pancake race took place a couple of months ago in Broad Street for the fifteenth time.Unlike last year, the rain […]

Tenant Fees Act 2019. Now in force

Since Saturday 1st June, fundamental changes have been made concerning the fees that can lawfully be charged to people seeking privately rented accommodation in England. In summary the new rules: Outlaw many types of up-front tenant fees. Prevent a landlord taking a security deposit which exceeds five weeks’ rent. Prevent a landlord requiring a tenant […]

MHP Youth Action Group Emerges.

Being homeless means not having a safe place to call home. Thousands of young people sleep rough every night, but there are thousands more sleeping on sofas, floors, night buses or with strangers. The reasons why young people become homeless are many and varied. A breakdown in family relationships, health issues, (both mental and physical), […]

Public Space Protection Order – Listening To Different Voices

PSPO – Listening To Different Voices Public Space Protection Order Consultation Open Space Discussion – Manchester Homelessness Partnership Vox Pop Action Group 02/04/19 This month the MHP VOX POP Action Group (for people with personal experience of homelessness) focused on the recent PSPO consultation. This is what we heard… “Proposals have been drawn up following […]

Big Change – making a lasting difference.

If you´re unfamiliar with Big Change in Manchester, here´s a quick summary and some stats. Big Change is a central fund, where the monies donated go directly to the people who need it most during this housing crisis – people who are currently without a safe home and those who have recently moved into accommodation. […]

What is the business community doing?

Businesses are taking on the challenges of homelessness in Manchester. To better understand and effectively respond to homelessness in Manchester we need to work together as a city. Businesses, charities, statutory organisations, and most importantly people who have a personal insight into homelessness. Please find to follow 3 recent examples detailing practical ways businesses are […]

We’re fundraising for a paid role within Street Support

We know it’s a really big ask. Street Support Network are currently working at and sometimes beyond capacity. We would like to raise enough funds to create another paid role for someone with personal insight into, and experience of being homeless. What We Do (Online) Street Support address the disadvantages of being homeless by mapping […]

Real Change Launches in Rochdale

Local Rochdale charities launch an initiative offering people a different way to give to tackle homelessness. Real Change Rochdale raises money for practical items which help people who are homeless: things like a deposit for a home, enrolment on a training course or buying new clothes for a job interview. Donations go directly to people […]

Sharing Spaces – A Guide For City Centre Organisations

How to work with your colleagues and with people who may be homeless near your premises to provide safety and support for everyone. ‘Sharing Spaces‘ is a guide for city-centre organisations in Manchester to understand how to work with your colleagues and with people who may be homeless near your premises to provide safety and support for […]