Homeless Friendly received a very positive reception at The Labour Conference, over 40 delegates and candidates signed up to the Homeless Friendly Individual Pledge. Organisations and Councils have shown interest in ensuring that they are Homeless Friendly.
It was wonderful to hear on twitter that someone has painted a Homeless Friendly Rock
#RoughSleepingStrategy provides up to 6,000 people with specialist support. It sets out a three step approach to address issues that lead to rough sleeping, help those currently on the street and provide a home for them to build a future.
Homeless Friendly met with Urban Village to find out about all the positive work that they do to support people who are homeless with Manchester City Centre.
Homeless Friendly will send information on all GP’s who have pledges to be Homeless Friendly
To find out more information on Urban Village click here
Homeless Friendly met with NHS to raise the profile and to ensure that NHS England are fully briefed on what Homeless Friendly is all about.
Homeless Friendly are working in partnership with Street Support.
streetsupport.net provide information for people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and also information for professionals, providing an up to date list of all local services. People can look at lists of what they need near any postcode under the ‘Find Help‘ section, including drop ins, meals, health, advice and more. We are also signposting to what members of the public can do to ‘Give Help‘ which will include for the new winter provision.
Homeless Friendly was invited along with other community organisations to share with partner agencies their journeys.
Andy Burnam call on the regions councils to provide a bed for every rough sleeper during autumn and winter
A GP practice in Heywood has become one of the first in the country to pledge to provide care for the homeless.
The Hopwood Medical Centre on Walton Street has agreed to become Homeless-Friendly, which means that all patients receive quality treatment regardless of whether or not they have a permanent address.
It comes after rough sleepers in some parts of the country reported they were being refused medical attention because they couldn’t prove residency.
Launched last year by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and created by national health campaigner Dr Zahid Chauhan, the programme encourages surgeries to treat those sleeping on the streets with compassion and also help them access housing, training and addiction services.