Homelessness

Street Support Network Launches in Edinburgh!

We are delighted to launch Street Support Edinburgh, a website (and App) that brings together people and organisations locally to tackle homelessness in Edinburgh. More than 30 organisations in Edinburgh have teamed up to launch Street Support Edinburgh this January. Street Support Edinburgh website is a central place online to find out about homelessness, see […]

Outside The Box – dealing with death

Those supporting and working with people who are rough sleeping are well aware that their life expectancy is dramatically reduced by their experience and the issues that they face (for figures see footnote). Consequently this brings the subject of death more to the fore and highlights the lack of openness to talk about death in […]

Policy proposals from the Legislative Theatre event on 30th September

On Wednesday 30th September, 112 people from frontline support staff, GMCA officers and elected officials, advocates and neighbours to people with experience of homelessness attended and participated in the first Greater Manchester Legislative Theatre on Multiple Disadvantage. It was an interactive on-line event where community members worked together with policymakers to generate, debate and negotiate […]

Southampton September Conference – “No one comes off the streets due to the work of one agency”

Southampton Street Support Action Group held their sixth conference last week. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions this one was the first that was online. It was well attended by agencies, local government, the voluntary sector, councillors and our local MP’s. The conference gathered to hear reports of the work with those sleeping rough over the […]

Good news on the Radio

Paul Woodman, chair of the Street Support Action Group was interviewed on Radio Solent on the day of the recent conference in Southampton (10 Sept) to outline the collaborative working taking place in the city.  Paul spoke about how the change of government policy called “Everyone in” has given new opportunities to some people that […]

“We want definition, certainty, some kind of future security.”

Last week we hosted 2 online events on zoom for Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network (GMHAN) asking 2 key questions and hearing back from different perspectives. We don’t believe our current various complex issues can be solved without including these different perspectives and finding ways ahead that work for all. As positive news lands of […]

Building a picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people experiencing homelessness.

COVID-19 is having a severe impact on people who are homeless. We need to understand and let the response be informed by lived experience. Over the last month Groundswell have been working to ensure the voices of people experiencing homelessness are monitored, listened to, and included in the COVID-19 response. Through our research project – […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 23/04/20

See below for key information and updates from GMHAN including information about the next round of the GM Mayor’s charity funding, GMHAN co-design calls for integrating feedback from frontline services, update on the donation distribution process, and sharing positive news. Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity is making an open call for […]

GMHAN GMCA COVID UPDATES 9/04/20

Open Space, donation distribution update, and locality helpline information GMHAN Open Space call reminder A reminder that we are hosting a GMHAN open space zoom 3-4pm today to hear and discuss any key issues and decisions emerging. We would like input from different perspectives and areas, to ensure processes and decisions made work for all, so […]

COVID UPDATES (GMHAN & GMCA)

HOMELESSNESS SERVICES INFO & UPDATES We hope you are all safe and staying well under the current circumstances. We appreciate that the strain on you, as well as the people you serve, is unprecedented – thank you again for your continued work under these conditions. There has been progress on trying to meet immediate needs […]