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ESF Community Grants – Greater Manchester 2019-2021: Re-Connect Priority Grants Round

11 May 2020 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

The ESF Community Grant Programme has launched a targeted Grant Programme in response to COVID 19.

Re-Connect seeks applications from a wide range of voluntary organisations who are ready to reach out by using approaches which tackle the new and emerging barriers arising from the impact of COVID 19.

Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across Greater Manchester to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector

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Covid-19 – Manchester health and homelessness advice system

9 Apr 2020 - 14:31 by michelle.foster

In light of the rapidly developing issues around Covid-19 and homelessness in the city, Manchester City Council has established an online google group for professionals working in the homelessness sector. The aim of the group is to offer advice, support and guidance around issues related to Covid-19 and homelessness, based on national guidance and as the situation develops for local professionals to share knowledge and practical learning.

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The Booth Centre remains open to support people that are homeless

24 Mar 2020 - 15:29 by michelle.foster

The Booth CentreThe Booth Centre, a day service that supports people that are homeless in Manchester remains open during the outbreak of COVID-19 to ensure that people that are homeless can get into accommodation. As other services in the city are having to close, the Booth Centre has worked tirelessly to adapt and remain open, by moving everything to operate from their garden.

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Greater Manchester Youth Homelessness Contract

7 Feb 2020 - 11:26 by michelle.foster

The commission will be to 'develop a new model of homelessness prevention for under 35 year olds delivered through a social outcomes based contract'. The estimated value of the contract is circa £8m over 3 or 4 years. Greater Manchester wants a project that will provide young people who are at risk of homelessness, or homeless, with a targeted intervention aimed at preventing these circumstances whilst also equipping them with the tools they need for life and work.

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"On Christmas Day 2019 there will be at least 135,000 children in Great Britain who are homeless and living in temporary accommodation"

3 Dec 2019 - 11:18 by helen.walker

Generation Homeless, a new report from Shelter, paints a shocking picture of the number of children who are homeless and in temporary accommodation. In the North West in Q1 2019, there were 4,150 children in temporary accommodation which is 1 in 394 children. This is a 385% increase in five years. Manchester has the 27th highest rate of homeless children in temporary accommodation in England, the only local authority in the top 30 outside of London, the South East and Luton. 

The full report can be found below. 

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