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.

LockdownLIVEs

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,

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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

FI GMHP GMFPA Action Plan Pledges for GM Poverty Action

GM Housing Providers Poverty Pledges

GM Housing Providers report regularly on their attempts to tackle poverty (GM Housing Providers Spring 2019 Anti-Poverty Newsletter), and this month their pledges have been revamped to include many specific commitments to make the Food Poverty Action Plan a reality.  These include: Action to reduce the “poverty premium”. We have pledged to work in partnership

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Real Change Rochdale

New campaign to tackle homelessness launches in Rochdale Borough by the Sanctuary Trust Earlier this month, Sanctuary Trust launched a new campaign in Rochdale giving people the chance to donate towards a fund which buys practical items for people who are homeless – things like a deposit for a home, enrolment on a training course

A bed every night article Andy Burnham for GM Poverty Action

A Bed Every Night

Tackling homelessness this winter in Greater Manchester – A Bed Every Night by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester I have always been clear that trying to tackle rough sleeping and homelessness should be something that any Mayor of Greater Manchester should be committed to. In the 18 months since I was elected this has

Enabling Homes

Article by Katie Wightman of Enabling Homes Everyone has a basic human right to a safe, secure and stable home environment, yet the UK government has failed to ensure the right to adequate housing. With an acute shortage of housing, particularly social and affordable housing, lack of housing security, overcrowding, evictions and homelessness, Enabling Homes

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