Thursday evening (9 August 2018) saw Manchester’s people coming together to launch Cause and Consequence: peer-led research into what’s broken for those experiencing mental ill-health and homelessness and how we can work together to fix it.
Opening the event, Bishop of Greater Manchester, David Walker, spoke on the work of Manchester Homelessness Partnership and how real transformation is possible. Not only was the report launched, but also released a 14 minute film that gave real emotional context as to why the group chose to take this approach and crucially why they are aiming to achieve real transformational in services.
Throughout the film you can hear real lived experience from those who’ve needed support from homelessness and mental health systems and how being in a system can be the point where people have felt most excluded from their society. Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust and other professionals working in services also share their passion and belief in what the Action Group can achieve.
If you’d like to get involved with the work of the Action Group, visit: https://charter.streetsupport.net
To view the report and film, visit: http://icmblog.shelter.org.uk/causeandconsequence/