Housing & Homelessness

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

FI GMHP APPs for GM Poverty Action

GMHP Anti-Poverty Pledges

GM Housing Providers sign up to new anti-poverty pledges Greater Manchester Housing Providers (GMHP) members have already made a significant contribution to the fight against poverty. Last year they helped 7700 residents towards work, supported 600 apprenticeships, and secured 230kickstart placements for young people at risk of long-term unemployment. They helped tenants secure over £22m

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GMHP Newsletter

Greater Manchester Housing Providers Newsletter : Focussing on Food Motiv8 is a Greater Manchester programme to help unemployed people aged 25 and over. Hazel Clarke, Head of Jigsaw Support, the lead housing provider for Motiv8, said: “Food donations make a huge difference to some of our clients. We are there to provide support to help

FI Salford Cab eviction ban ends for GM poverty Action

End of the eviction ban

Private sector tenants and evictions: The end of the temporary eviction ban By Tom Togher, Chief Officer, Salford Citizens Advice Bureau First the advice! The special rules protecting private sector tenants – most of whom are Assured Shorthold tenants, during the Covid pandemic, ended at the beginning of this month. Over the last months the

FI The Bond Board for GM Poverty Action

Tackling evictions

The Bond Board is taking on a pending tsunami of evictions By Thomas Ingham, Housing Adviser, The Bond Board Ltd It’s common knowledge that Covid-19 has had a severe effect on the Private Rented Sector for both landlords and tenants. It has been estimated that over 174,000 tenancies have been threatened with eviction with 227,000 tenants


LockdownLIVEs: Co-Production and Creative Advocacy during Covid-19 By Katy Rubin, LockdownLIVEs When the pandemic hit, the first priority for the Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network and the GMCA was to ensure that GM residents in hostels or rough sleeping would be able to self-isolate and stay safe. The next priority has been to direct food,

FI Passport to housing for GM Poverty Action

Passport to Housing

Passport to Housing By Clare Maskrey Over the last fifteen months Bolton’s Money Skills Service and Furniture 4U (part of Bolton Council) have been delivering a programme of ‘pre-tenancy’ sessions to residents in supported and temporary accommodation to teach them about sustaining a future tenancy. The aims of the project are to provide residents with

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