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Manchester City Council's new lead member for homelessness has issued a call for donations to the city's Big Change fund ahead of a challenging period.
The aim of the Research, Policy and Communications Team is to influence the housing and homelessness sector to ensure stays in unsupported temporary accommodation (UTA) are as short, safe and healthy as possible.
Since 2013 Justlife has carried out research and produced reports ranging from a review of the effects on the health and wellbeing of people placed in UTA, recommendations of solutions to the challenges faced by local authorities, landlords and support services, and mapping the provision of UTA across England.
Homeless Link is calling for urgent national and local action so that nobody is forced to sleep rough after lockdown.
Actions to protect people sleeping rough during the Coronavirus lockdown have demonstrated that with the right level of focus and investment, progress can be made in tackling rough sleeping. We now have a unique opportunity to build on this progress and end rough sleeping for good.
For people sleeping rough in Manchester it is important that they are able to keep themselves safe, which means having single room accommodation with access to washing facilities, where they can keep clean and self-isolate.
The ESF Community Grant Programme has launched a targeted Grant Programme in response to COVID 19.
Re-Connect seeks applications from a wide range of voluntary organisations who are ready to reach out by using approaches which tackle the new and emerging barriers arising from the impact of COVID 19.
Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across Greater Manchester to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector
The Morrisons Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation.
In light of the rapidly developing issues around Covid-19 and homelessness in the city, Manchester City Council has established an online google group for professionals working in the homelessness sector. The aim of the group is to offer advice, support and guidance around issues related to Covid-19 and homelessness, based on national guidance and as the situation develops for local professionals to share knowledge and practical learning.
A fund to support organisations working to support the homeless or reduce homelessness.
Two programmes are available, grants of up to £5,000 and grants of up to £50,000.
The Booth Centre, a day service that supports people that are homeless in Manchester remains open during the outbreak of COVID-19 to ensure that people that are homeless can get into accommodation. As other services in the city are having to close, the Booth Centre has worked tirelessly to adapt and remain open, by moving everything to operate from their garden.