Winter Giving

A Bed Every Night – How’s It Going?

Please find to follow the latest weekly statement from the ABEN (A Bed Every Night) Steering Group. It’s not been easy, it’s far from perfect and there have been hiccups. But the numbers and the success stories speak for themselves. A huge thank you to everyone who has been and still is involved. ABEN Weekly […]

A Great Big Thank You To You All!

Thanks to all the charities and organisations – from the big nationals to the smaller locals. Working tirelessly throughout the year to help and support. Thanks to all the businesses and the faith networks. Your generosity and kindness is turning lives around. Thanks to the army of fantastic and dedicated volunteers who do all that […]

Homelessness in Manchester. Here’s how to help this winter.

What do our charities need? There are so many amazing charities and organisations in Manchester doing so much, 365 days a year. If you can help, here’s a list of typical items the charities need all year round – from electrical items to toiletries, tea & coffee to furniture, bedding and administration support. If you […]

Working towards A Bed Every Night

No-one should have to sleep rough on the streets of Greater Manchester, particularly in winter. A Bed Every Night for everyone is the priority aim of the Greater Manchester Homeless Action Network. GMHAN is a collaboration of organisations, charities, the public and private sectors, businesses, faith networks and individuals in Greater Manchester. Giving people a bed […]

His name was Kevin

Written by Rachel Yates from the JustLife Foundation Everyone who works with vulnerable people has their one, the first death or the one which made the most impact, mine was Kevin. It was the shock of Kevin’s death which stuck with me as it was completely unexpected, he was starting to get help… It was […]

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 […]

Boots, suits and BIG Change

How Big Change Makes A Big Difference To People’s Lives A couple of stories from last month that really stood out…. Boots…. Someone who was formerly sleeping rough, (and working) was borrowing work boots so he could continue working. Through the Big Change, The Boaz Trust provided a new pair of boots of his own. […]

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 […]

The Big Question

Greater Manchester Homeless Action Network 25/07/18 (Report Part One) Can we aim to give people sleeping rough a bed overnight, every night from October 2018 to March 2019? This question posed by Andy Burnham last Wednesday, kicked off an encouraging morning at the Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network event at Salford University. Last winter when […]