Street Support

Raising Bee 6 ???

What….? ‘raising bee’ (noun originating North America ) Definition: a social or communal gathering for the specific purpose of raising the frame of a building such as a barn: Example ‘they are going to the 6th raising bee at Code Computerlove tonight, would you like to come? They have pizza too?’ Why….? Street Support Network’s Raising Bee is somewhat similar, but somewhat different. One evening a month a collective of digital […]

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 […]

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 […]