Homelessness

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20th October 2021 | By Toni Clarke

‘It’s all got to go back!’ Local homeless shelter loses £2,780 worth of Crowdfunding donations

In one wrong click of a button Coffee4Craig’s owners are back to square one after accidentally opting to return all money when a fundraising target...

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11th November 2020 | By Kiah-Azriel Freer

Contact Hostel passes 50 year mark of helping vulnerable young women in Manchester

Contact Hostel has been providing homeless young women with safe accommodation since the 1970s and this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. It offers people practical...

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13th December 2019 | By Daniel Mardle

Charity ‘sleep walk’ across Manchester by UK’s leading homelessness charity brings huge turnout

Following the success of a charity walk in London earlier this month which raised £500,000, the homelessness charity Shelter hoped to repeat its success in...

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17th November 2019 | By Anish Vij

Number of Manchester’s rough sleepers down for second consecutive year amongst concerns

Greater Manchester has witnessed a drop in the number of rough sleepers for a second year in a row. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) latest figures...

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4th October 2019 | By Isaac Jordan

Manchester faces affordable housing crisis, new research shows

Manchester faces a dire shortage of affordable homes as families on housing benefit face a rise in poverty levels and being priced out of the...

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2nd December 2018 | By Mia Abeyawardene

Burnham’s plan to end rough sleeping shows early signs of success but charities are lacking resources

Earlier this year Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, announced a radical plan aiming to end rough sleeping by 2020. While this may have seemed...

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22nd November 2018 | By Lewis Finney

Outrage as council describes unofficial soup kitchens as ‘a bad idea’

A Manchester City Council tweet about unofficial soup kitchens has provoked an intense public reaction.  The Twitter post was was sent out as part of a thread with...

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13th November 2018 | By nq_admin

Poverty In Periods – Campaign fighting for sanitary product donation to help Manchester’s homeless women.

There are approximately 68,000 homeless women in the UK. When we think of what homeless people need; food, water and shelter are the first things...

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3rd November 2018 | By Daniel Davies

More than 500 people set to take part in biggest Manchester Sleepout yet

Booth Centre’s annual Manchester Sleepout will take place this coming Friday (9 November) and promises to be the biggest sleepout to date with more than 500 people sleeping rough...

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3rd October 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

‘It’s getting really dangerous out here’ – meet the people on the frontline of the homelessness crisis in Manchester

Last year, the government released figures showing that there were 4,751 rough sleepers in the UK, an increase of 15% on the year before. The...