Join the Booth Centre on Friday 12 November to raise vital funds and awareness to support people who are homeless in our community. The sleep out is for one night only, to support others who have to night after night in the location of choice – home, garden, balcony, workplace, community setting.
Would you like to join a respected, established charity working to end homelessness and be part of a highly skilled, dynamic staff team?
The Booth Centre is an innovative, arts and activities-based community centre run in partnership with people who are homeless or have experience of homelessness in Manchester.
People who attend the Centre are centrally involved in the planning, evaluation and delivery of the service through coproduction. The Centre is recognised nationally as a beacon of best practice.
Homelessness in all forms has increased in Greater Manchester since 2010 and tackling homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for GMCA and organisations across Greater Manchester.
A number of initiatives are already in place in Greater Manchester to help reduce homelessness and rough sleeping, including Housing First, the Entrenched Rough Sleeper Social Impact Bond and A Bed Every Night.
On Thursday 25 February at 12pm the Booth Centre will launch their Arts Programme for 2021/2022. Join the Booth Centre for a workshop that will explore the idea of developing arts programmes which have the full involvement of people who have experience of homelessness. This workshop will look at what’s possible, what the opportunities are, what the barriers are and how these can be overcome.
The causes of homelessness are complex and often are the result of structural factors. Without public understanding of the extent of homelessness in the UK and the myriad of causes, the sensationalised approach often seen in the media has a damaging impact and slows down the institutional reform that is needed for change.
Help the Homeless help small and medium-sized charities with an annual turnover of under £1m and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months annual running costs based on their latest published annual accounts.
Baubles 4 Beds is a fundraising event using Papier Mache to make Christmas tree baubles and then using them to help raise funds for Manchester Homeless. This is a Frank Dowd art project and the sale of these baubles will be split between Coffee4Craig, Barnabus and Mustard Tree.
People across Greater Manchester are being encouraged to help make baubles to raise money for the three local charities.
Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can apply for transformation funding to provide single room and Covid-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter.
Papers outlining how Manchester City Council intends to address a budget shortfall of up to £105m for 2021/22 have been published.
This latest Manchester City Council update will be sharing information on the review of the Manchester Housing Allocation Scheme and there will be time to ask questions
The Manchester Housing Allocation Scheme sets out the principles and rules by which people apply for social housing, including who qualifies to join the housing register and how the council prioritises who gets a home.