You know that game where you have to pick the people, living or dead, you’d most like to have round a dinner table? Being a bit of an ideas geek, I have a similar thing about who I’d like to hear speak at my dream conference. I’m lucky that I occasionally get to hear some brilliant speakers from the world of charities and social enterprises.
On the night of Thursday 1st December, Church of the Resurrection & St Barnabus provided food and accommodation for 12 people as part of the Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter project. This six month project involves seven churches within a mile and a half of the city centre. The shelters are advertised and people are also referred from organisations such as the Booth Centre.
Mustard Tree is a charity that provides services to people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness.
They have a large building on Oldham Road, and are fundraising to refurbish it and make it a great resource, both for delivering their own services and providing space for other organisations to use.
Want to help the homeless this winter?
There are lots of ways you can support homeless people in Manchester, but rather than giving money directly to people on the streets, supporting the Big Change campaign helps to bring about long-term change.
We have extended the deadline to complete our State of the Sector survey to 18 December 2016.
We would like to encourage your organisation to complete our important survey as we want to know how the government cuts and economic recession have affected our sector. We need to know how many groups have lost funding, how many have had to reduce services and how many have had to close or are facing closure. But also how we continue to work together providing valuable services and support to the people of Manchester.
Macc’s purpose is to encourage, support and develop voluntary and community groups and individuals to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live. So for that reason alone, we’re supporting the People’s Plan as a non-partisan, citizen-led movement bringing new and seldom-heard voices into the conversation about the future of Greater Manchester.
For one night Young People’s Support Foundation in partnership with Centrepoint asks you to swop your bed for a sleeping bag and sleep out so that homeless young people don’t have to.
The Sleep Out is taking place on 16 November 2016, 7pm to 7am at the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester.
Join in the Sleep Out in Manchester where Phenoix Night’s Justin Moorhouse will also be on hand to keep you all entertained.
This Report, by Lifeline Project, analyses local authority homelessness data in Greater Manchester and ‘Greater Glasgow’ and seeks to understand the applicant population, including their needs and circumstances, as well as the effect the different English and Scottish policy approaches and legislation have on the lives of those experiencing homelessness, or the threat of it, within these two conurbations.
We streamed our Spirit of Manchester Awards live, on Thursday 6 October.
You can watch our awards ceremony below.
A dedicated team of staff and volunteers, at Cornerstone Day Centre, have put in place emergency accommodation for the increasing number of people facing homelessness and destitution, including the growing population of refugees. Cornerstone has ten emergency ‘Pods’, affectionately referred to as ‘Safe Haven.’ This temporary accommodation provides shelter and safety to those who would otherwise have to sleep rough.