Street Support

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 […]

Sleepsafe in Bournemouth

A fantastic initiative by BCARS (Bournemouth Christians Alongside Rough Sleepers) and Faithworks, (a registered charity) to help Bournemouth rough sleepers get off the streets and stay off the streets. Sleepsafe is a winter emergency bed scheme providing 12 beds each night over 22 weeks of winter. Sleepsafe as it’s name suggests, is a warm and […]

Big screen. Big kindness

Have you seen the new (huge) digital poster for Street Support, displayed at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre? It’s amazing. And what’s also amazing is how this happened: our student volunteer Mike Morris approached Forrest Media for some free space who kindly obliged the photography was provided by our volunteer photographer Paul the digital posters were […]

New Features

We have added a few new features to Street Support to make it even easier for someone experiencing homelessness to find help, and are now working on other improvements with the charter action groups. Here’s a brief overview of what is new… Map View You can now choose to view nearby services for any category on a map. This enables you […]

Let’s roll out Street Support to Greater Manchester!

Street Support has created a new website that’s the one place to go to find out about all homelessness services in Manchester, and do something to help. It has launched a new app too!     Street Support is a not for profit organisation which helps over 40 frontline charities and volunteer groups improve co-ordination and boost their resources […]

Training for organisations and volunteers

With a rising homelessness issue, and limited resources, Manchester charities and voluntary groups are working harder than even for those they support. Street Support and the Big Change fund were created to support them in their efforts… Providing accurate information on services, to make referral and co-ordination easier. A central platform to ask the public and local businesses […]

15 things you can DO to help someone who is homeless in Manchester

We all want to help in some way don’t we? But, what’s the best thing to do? Our research shows the public are unsure of what to do for the best. There are some amazing organisations and volunteer groups out there in Manchester – now, using the new Street Support website, you can find exactly what services […]

Where this started

One September morning, I finally plucked up the courage to speak to a homeless man that I regularly see in Prestwich. That conversation was the start of Street Support. Like many of us, I had noticed an increasing number of homeless people on the streets. I felt really sad and frustrated that in a country like the […]