SWEP

WAYS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS THIS WINTER

HOW TO HELP PEOPLE THIS WINTER Nobody should be sleeping outside, especially not in winter. Plans are currently underway to provide a bed every night plus appropriate support for everyone sleeping outside in Greater Manchester this winter. It’s a considerable task involving a great many organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and […]

A Bed Every Night Over Winter? Shaping the Answers.

Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network Report 2 The question posed by Andy Burnham at last week’s meeting of the Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network was simple: Can we aim to give people sleeping rough a bed overnight, every night from October 2018 to March 2019? The answers will need cooperation, coordination and co-production. Here’s a brief summary […]

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 […]

Severe weather accommodation

During periods of severe cold weather, additional emergency accommodation is provided by the council (often referred to as SWEP). This is a brief guide to what SWEP is and how it can be accessed.  We hope this will clear up some confusion for those of us who are concerned about people who are sleeping rough, especially over winter. […]