Manchester

New fund for destitute migrants

A new fund for destitute migrants is being trialled in Manchester. People across Manchester who are unable to access state welfare, especially migrants who have been refused asylum, are set to receive well-needed extra support thanks to a new fund set-up by the Manchester Homeless Partnership (MHP) ‘Migration and Destitution’ Action Group.  The MHP action […]

Homeless Reduction Act 2018 – Key Changes To Current Legislation

Manchester Partnership Meeting Presentation & Workshop 24/01/18 In attendance, representatives from: Mustard Tree. Shelter. Booth Centre. Riverside. MASH. Street Support. Homeless Link. Centrepoint. CityCo. Justlife. Coffee4Craig. DWP. Manchester City Council. Barnabus. Big Change. GM Police. Greater Manchester Together. Manchester Metropolitan University. NHS. Citizens Advice. Manchester Mind. Cornerstone. Great Places. (This list is not exhaustive).   The […]

Things Can Change

How a new initiative is helping to tackle homelessness through multi-agency collaboration and alternative giving. An oft-grumbled criticism of society as a whole is that we don’t do enough, collectively, to tackle the problem of homelessness. In many instances, we may be able to find examples that suggest this is true. However, in the case […]

It’s official. Manchester is socks mad!

(A foot-warming tale of kindness and collaboration) 20,000 Pairs of Socks Donated to Homeless Charities in Manchester Over Christmas It’s OK, you’ve read it right. Not 20 pairs, not 200 pairs, not even 2,000 pairs. but 20,000 PAIRS! Our story begins with a man seeing a poster in Manchester. The man? Mike Blackburn, MD of […]

Manchester Christmas timetable

We have been overwhelmed with generous offers from the people of Manchester, as have many organisations in the network. It is wonderful and hopeful to see this kindness for others in the midst of the Christmas rush, and we are happy to report that most organisations now have more than enough volunteers and donated items. […]

#EndHomelessnessMCR Raising Bee 4

On Tuesday night, over twenty volunteers from local businesses gathered in Manchester on International Volunteer Day to offer their support to the homelessness network. Street Support Greater Manchester, which connects an online network of organisations and voluntary groups working together to end homelessness, ran the Hackathon to work on features requested from people experiencing homelessness […]

Giving Our Hidden Homeless A Voice

Last Thursday’s Unsupported Temporary Accommodation Conference at the People’s Museum in Manchester kicked off with Andy Burnham declaring homelessness as ‘a humanitarian crisis’ which needed a ‘whole society response’. The ‘hidden homeless’, often marginalized and stigmatized with sometimes complex and multiple needs, are right now living in sub-standard accommodation. In fact, 43% of all private unsupported […]