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Help the Homeless Grants

27 May 2016 - 09:33 by michelle.foster

Small and medium-sized charities with a turnover of under £1 million per annum can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from Help the Homeless to help homeless people rebuild their lives, re-enter society and live a normal life.

Help The Homeless's main funding remit is the regular allocation of grants capital costs to small and medium-sized registered charities only (those with a turnover of under £1m per annum).

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New Homelessness Charter for Manchester

11 May 2016 - 15:22 by michelle.foster

The Homelessness Charter, developed by groups working alongside people affected by homelessness, with their voices at its core, is the city’s new approach to tackling homelessness.

One strand of this approach is the Big Change Fund, Manchester’s alternative giving strategy that aims to maximise the use of public donations for the benefit of people who are homeless. 

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Consultation on the B&B/hotel Code of Conduct

21 Apr 2016 - 09:56 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council, along with its partners in AGMA have been working to improve the standards of B&Bs and hotels within the region, which are used by Homeless services.

In order to facilitate the improvement a code of conduct has been produced, which should improve quality of service, value for money and foster better partnership working between LA's, agencies and providers.

The code will be owned and operated by all partners and will be a dynamic document which can be improved upon in the spirit of partnership working.

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Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution

25 Feb 2016 - 19:19 by Mike Wild

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Could you give us 10 minutes to talk about health?

As part of Greater Manchester’s Devolution agenda, for the first time Greater Manchester is taking control of £6 billion of public funding for health and social care from April 2016.

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Free Audio Tour to raise awareness on Homelessness

12 Feb 2016 - 11:06 by michelle.foster

Homeless children and young people, in Manchester and Uganda, are inviting everyone to go on their free 40 minute audio tour, to experience the streets from their perspective.

The audio tour, based in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, is designed to help others to better understand the experience of being a homeless young person. It encourages people to look at the streets differently, and shares real stories of homelessness on the way around.

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Inspiring Change Manchester - Expressions of Interest

7 Jan 2016 - 09:24 by michelle.foster

Inspiring Change Manchester is a Shelter led partnership funded through Big Lottery Fund’s £112m Fulfilling Lives initiative: Supporting People with Multiple Needs. The programme’s aim is to transform the support received by people with multiple needs.

For further information, visit: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_complex_needs

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Manchester Homelessness Charter

30 Nov 2015 - 09:33 by michelle.foster

For those working in the homelessness sector, it is evident that Manchester has a growing and complex problem when it comes to people sleeping rough on the streets. In order to address this issue, Manchester City Council, in partnership with the many voluntary groups and organisations working in the city, have been creating new strategies to tackle homelessness and give support to people affected by it.

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Hundreds sleep out for the night in solidarity with Manchester’s homeless

9 Oct 2015 - 11:59 by michelle.foster

On Friday 6 November hundreds of people will join The Manchester Sleepout to highlight some of the hardships that homeless people face every single night. Brave participants have accepted the challenge to sleep outside Manchester Cathedral to help raise awareness and funds for the work of the Booth Centre, a homeless day centre in the city.

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Myths about the voluntary sector - Parts 5 and 6

10 Sep 2015 - 11:54 by Mike Wild

A few weeks back I met with a group of voluntary & community sector leaders working with children young people and families and our local Director of Children's Services. We were talking about how to build the relationship between the sectors so we hit on the idea of writing a blog to challenge a few myths and misconceptions which tend to distort the relationship.