Manchester Homelessness Partnership Newsletter: April 2023

Welcome to the Manchester Homelessness Partnership‘s April newsletter!

April 2023

In this newsletter….

Manchester Homelessness Partnership – Reviewed
Action Groups

  • May Action Group Meetings
  • Business in the Community and Booth Centre: Ready for Work

Media Enquiries
Funding, Resources and Events
Job Opportunities
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Manchester Homelessness Partnership – Reviewed

Since we relaunched the Partnership last summer, we have been reviewing the role and structure of the Board, with the goal of re-shaping it to make it as effective as possible. Neil Cornthwaite, Partnerships Manager at Barnabus, consulted those involved in the Partnership. The outcomes of this review include:  

• A new structure, with a direct connection between the Action Groups and the Board, as well as a new Co-production Advisory Panel.

• A new Terms of Reference for the Board, including amendments to membership, outputs and accountability. 

• A new communications flow, to increase our influence across Manchester and the wider region.

If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch at 

Action Groups

May Action Group Meetings:

Our Action Groups are open to anyone who shares our goal of ending homelessness – please contact us if you’d like to come along, and share with your networks and anyone you think might be interested.

Business in the Community and Booth Centre – Celebrating 7 years of partnership working

For many, working is the best way out of homelessness – but to help people who have experienced homelessness into employment, support for additional barriers such as housing, health and benefits is key.

The Business In The Community and Booth Centre Ready For Work partnership did just that, supporting 598 people into employment since April 2016. Read more about how they did it here.

Extract from Business In The Community and Booth Centre’s best practice guide on employment. Illustrations: Lou, Booth Centre volunteer.

Media Enquiries

At the Manchester Homelessness Partnership, we are occasionally contacted by local and national media outlets to comment on issues impacting people experiencing homelessness, ranging from the cost of living crisis to youth homelessness.

If you are interested in receiving and responding to relevant enquiries from the media, please get in touch with to be added to a media enquiries mailing list. 

Funding, Resources & Events

Spirit of Manchester Awards 2023: Nominations now open!

Are you part of Manchester’s voluntary and community sector? The Spirit of Manchester Awards celebrate the excellent work happening in the sector, and are open for nominations! Nominate an organisation, team or individual by 5th May here.

Award categories include…

  • Tackling Inequalities
  • Service user Involving organisation
  • Volunteering Team

This month we attended…

Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network: What is good support for lived experience involvement? 
The GMHAN Learning Group hosted an interactive workshop on co-production, in collaboration with the GMJokers. The session encouraged participants to think differently, focusing on the emotions that arise from co-production, and using poetry rather then minutes to capture thoughts. Keep up to date with future events from the GMHAN here.

CityCo: Briefing for businesses on rough sleeping
CityCo, one of the MHP’s long-standing business partners, hosted a session to inform businesses about what support is available for people sleeping rough, with representation from the multi-agency Manchester Street Engagement Hub

Job opportunities

Justlife – Network Development Worker: Are you
passionate about driving systems change for people living in temporary accommodation? Find out more about the role and apply here by 4th May.

Standing Tall – Manchester Talent Scout: An exciting role with a charity that matches people experiencing homelessness with stable jobs and safe homes. Find out more here and apply by 11th May.

Back On Track – Wellbeing Project Worker (x2), Employability Coordinator and Sessional Tutors: Find out more and apply here

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Want to contribute to the MHP newsletter? Send over any events, resources or funding opportunities that we can share with the network, to help us in our aim of tackling homelessness in Manchester. We welcome constructive (and positive) feedback too! Drop us an email on