Homelessness

The Voice of Experience

 HAVE YOUR SAY – At The Mustard Tree. Thursday 24th May 1:30 – 4:00 The voice of lived experience of homelessness is crucial. Different voices, different ideas and different opinions enable the Manchester Homelessness Partnership to engage in a more pragmatic and meaningful way. Mark Jepson has recently joined the team at Street Support and works […]

Communication is Needed

Phone Charge Points in Greater Manchester. We’re trying to compile a comprehensive and accessible list of places, (organisations, businesses, shops, faith groups, charities) where people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness can charge their phones. As you know, it’s vital for people to keep in touch at this vulnerable time, (support workers, charities, […]

Resolve Together – The Unseen Builders

As part of the Street Support Network‘s ongoing push to improve their website, a crack team of developers, digital marketers and design experts have joined the cause. The monthly Resolve meetings, held at Code Computer Love, sees some of the best tech brains in the city get together for pizza, drinks and hardcore coding. They come […]

Male Sex Work Uncovered – The Pain Behind The Game

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains details that some may find distressing. When we think of the stereotypical “sex worker”, we are more than likely to think of the eastern European woman who has been trafficked into a western European country and is working in a brothel – ran by a miasma of gangsters scattered around […]

How are we doing? Street Support Network survey results.

Street Support Network. What We’re Doing, Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going We’d like to share with you the findings of a recent survey we undertook to evaluate what Street Support Network are doing well, areas where there is room for improvement, and how we intend to move forward. The survey was developed and […]

Innovation and Employment. Case Studies.

What innovative ways can we help combat homelessness and create jobs? Manchester is the home of the industrial revolution, the birth place of the first computer and where scientists first split the atom. Yet in the last year alone Manchester has seen a 40% increase in homelessness. As a city that prides itself on firsts […]

Blog From Our Wonderful Raising Bee Volunteers

Street Support Network Resolve Evening 27th March 2018 Since the last Street Support Resolve Evening the weather has improved slightly, the evenings are lighter, giving everyone in the city a much needed boost. However many social factors remain constant and there is still the constant presence of homeless people on our streets needing help and […]

The Charter, The Partnership & The Calendar

Manchester Homelessness Charter The Manchester Homelessness Charter is a way to bring together people who are homeless with people who are dedicated to ending homelessness. By uniting us with a shared vision we are more able to focus our efforts to tackle key challenges, and ultimately to end homelessness. Read more about the charter here […]

Interview with Staff at Hidden Voices

An interview with Nina Farquharson and Cathy Holmes from ‘Hidden Voices’, conducted by Johna Johnson and Dominic Maddocks for Recovery Radio. Nina Farquharson is a Life Coach and Cathy Holmes runs the organisation’s Smart Recovery programme.   “It’s got a really positive vibe.”   So what service do you provide? Cathy Holmes: I offer the […]

Paul’s Story

Paul suffered from a severe drug addiction that resulted in him being homeless. He was interviewed about his recovery by Johna Johnson for Recovery Radio.   “I was so addicted that my friends just got sick of the chaos I was bringing to their lives.”   How did you become homeless? I was sofa surfing […]