A hostel for homeless people opened its doors on Monday 22 January as part of Manchester City Council's commitment to reduce rough sleeping.
Thousands of pounds has been raised for the Big Change homeless support fund through generous donations and sales of the Manchester Santa Christmas Card.
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Bee Christmas cards to hit shelves soon with message of peace and health for 2018 with cash from sales going to the Big Change campaign.
Collections for the Big Change homeless fund will be at Manchester’s Christmas Markets for the first time, and visitors will be able to offer their support to help homeless people this festive season.
The Longford Centre in Chorlton has been given the go ahead to be used as a homelessness prevention centre.
Manchester has strengthened its approach to tackling homelessness but will need to ramp up its work even further to address the challenges of forthcoming welfare and legislative changes.
A new initiative will help people who are homeless to register as library members and access the full range of resources and information available at the city's 22 libraries.
A planning application has today (Friday 6 October) been submitted by Manchester City Council to transform an empty former residential care home into a 38-bed homelessness prevention centre.
Plans have been announced to transform an empty former residential care home in Manchester into a 38-bed homelessness prevention centre.
As autumn sets in, Manchester City Council is preparing to build on its partnership work to support people who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Five months on from the launch of Manchester’s Homelessness Charter, organisers marked World Homeless Day (10 October) by highlighting what they have achieved since May and to appeal for more people and organisations to get involved.
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.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BIG CHANGE STEERING GROUP
A citywide charter on homelessness is to be developed by organisations working with homeless people including the voluntary sector, street charities, faith groups, health, GMP and Manchester City Council in the run up to World Homeless Day on Saturday 10 October.