Manchester Charter

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 […]

Youth action initiative

As part of Manchester Homelessness Charter, various action groups were formed to co-produce solutions to issues that people experiencing homelessness face. One of those action groups is based at Centrepoint Manchester, focusing on issues young people are facing. This group have now formed the ‘Youth Action Initiative’… “A group of young people who have come together to encourage […]

Co-producing new services

A key part of Manchester City Council’s pledge to the Homelessness Charter last May was “to involve people with experience of homelessness in the development of new models of delivery and decisions about homelessness services.” This Valentine’s Day marked an important step in the deepening relationship between MCC and those who use its homelessness services, […]

Women’s voices on Mcr Homelessness Charter

Amanda and Nadia from Women’s Voices share their experiences of the Charter 6 month review day held last month… “It was great to see so many people from different walks of life passionate about ending homelessness in Manchester. We really enjoyed the event and getting to know other people who are involved in the charter. The open […]

Manchester Homelessness Charter at 6 months

It’s hard to believe it is 6 months since Manchester Homelessness Charter launched,  yet so much has happened that it feels like a lifetime. We are all very aware of the very difficult situation faced by those who are experiencing homelessness in the city, and are impatient to see change. However we also know how important it is […]

Mental health action group – update

The Homelessness Charter Mental Health Action Group met for the first time on 23rd  September at 42nd Street, Manchester’s fantastic young people’s mental health project. Thirteen people attended, with a great mix of views in the room, including people with lived experience of mental health issues and homelessness, people working in support services and people […]

New morning and evening dropins

A key part of the Manchester Homelessness Charter mission is to look at gaps between services, and see where this partnership of organisations, business and the public sector can find new solutions. One of the issues that people experiencing homelessness have raised is that before day centres open, and at the end of the day, there are very few options […]