Homelessness

New beds – new welcome bags

Southampton City Council have funded 12 new bed spaces for street homeless people. These beds boost the current provision, a most welcome addition ahead of the winter. These new “low threshold” beds are integrated with day services so that users can have easy access into them. The new spaces were all in service by the […]

Geery’s Story (Homelessness, Mental Health, Migration, Addiction, Lighthouse)

Geery Frenstacky, originally from the Czech Republic has lived in the UK for 27 years. During this time he has worked and had claimed benefits. Although many details for his life are unknown we do know Geery developed serious Mental Health issues and has been sectioned several times. During one of the admissions Geery’s benefits […]

The Booth Centre Exhibition – Arrival

Part of the #HOMEinspires Programme Sep 2018 – Jan 2019 This exhibition connects HOME with the city’s most essential voluntary groups and charities, both as audiences and as artists. The Booth Centre have created this exhibition as part of their arts programme. The artwork for Arrival was created throughout the last few months during the […]

Football match raises £2k for Mayor’s Homelessness Fund

On Sunday 21 October, a football match between a team of formerly homeless people and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Tameside raised £2,018 for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Homelessness Fund. More than 500 people turned out to support the match at Seel Park in Mossley. The Emmaus team, which included former professional footballer Andy Ritchie and […]

Working towards A Bed Every Night

No-one should have to sleep rough on the streets of Greater Manchester, particularly in winter. A Bed Every Night for everyone is the priority aim of the Greater Manchester Homeless Action Network. GMHAN is a collaboration of organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and individuals in Greater Manchester. Giving people a bed […]

MANCHESTER HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY

THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER The Rt Revd Dr David Walker (Excerpt from a letter dated 10th Oct 2018) “This strategy lays out our vision for the next five years – to end homelessness in Manchester. It looks at how we are going to address the wider inequalities and barriers to accessing services that lead to […]

His name was Kevin

Written by Rachel Yates from the JustLife Foundation Everyone who works with vulnerable people has their one, the first death or the one which made the most impact, mine was Kevin. It was the shock of Kevin’s death which stuck with me as it was completely unexpected, he was starting to get help… It was […]

Launch brings together MPs, councils, mayors and local businesses to work as one

By Charlotte Willis (Project Support Worker)   Street Support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole hosted an incredible launch event last week (5/10/18), to inspire a new approach to tackle homelessness in the area. The event, held at BCHA’s The Factory, brought together homeless organisations, charities, local businesses, Conor Burns MP, the mayor of Poole and the […]

WAYS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS THIS WINTER

HOW TO HELP PEOPLE THIS WINTER Nobody should be sleeping outside, especially not in winter. Plans are currently underway to provide a bed every night plus appropriate support for everyone sleeping outside in Greater Manchester this winter. It’s a considerable task involving a great many organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and […]