Manchester Charter

In The Running for Big Change

Manchester Half Marathon – Big Change Manchester Sunday 14th October 2018 Inspired by the work of the Manchester Homeless Partnership and Street Support, staff from Manchester City Council’s Rough Sleepers Team are inviting you to run with them in the Manchester Half Marathon to raise money for Big Change. Big Change provides practical support to  people […]

Big Change Update 2018

Since May 2016 Big Change has been providing practical support to  people who are currently homeless and people who have recently been homeless by paying for items that are most needed. From a pair of new boots or a deposit for a home, to new clothing and travel costs for job interviews and training courses. […]

A Big Thank You 07/06/2018

With the ever increasing rise in homelessness in Manchester and the nation as a whole, it may seem contradictory to celebrate. However, the achievements of Big Change and The Mayors Homelessness Fund deserve to be celebrated, if only modestly. The Big Change pays for practical items that individuals need to build independent lives off the […]

How Businesses Can Step Up

Homelessness, in all its forms, is increasing across the UK, with the situation now at crisis point. Manchester needs a unique solution from all sectors (voluntary, statutory, and business) putting the voices and knowledge of people with experience of homelessness at the forefront. Manchester is fast becoming becoming a model for other cities around the […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Opportunity To Get Involved

Manchester Homelessness Partnership – Open Space Event Monday 5th March, Central Methodist Hall, Manchester We are happy to share news of a new open space event for Manchester Homelessness Partnership (MHP). This is an opportunity to get involved in MHP and join our collective mission to End Homelessness in Manchester. We welcome people with lived experience of […]

World Homelessness Day: Update on Manchester Homelessness Charter

Manchester Homelessness Charter has been in progress for 1 year and 5 months since May 2016. It calls for everyone that lives, works or studies in Manchester to get behind the mission to End Homelessness in our city. The partnership includes charities, grassroots groups, city leaders, faith groups, businesses, Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police, […]

MHP action groups update

The Manchester Homelessness Charter action groups have now been running for over a year, with people with lived experience, frontline workers and partners coming together to co-produce solutions to common issues identified through the Charter. Last week, Manchester Art Gallery hosted a workshop for the co-chairs of each action group to come together to share what […]

MHP Update

Here are some updates from a few of the MHP action groups to give an idea of how co-production and partnership working can be effective. Substandard temporary accommodation The B&B Action Group is now working with landlords to improve the experience of single homeless people stuck in temporary accommodation. The idea came from members of […]