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Photo: Love for the Streets

Love for the Streets at the Whitworth

A programme of events including conferences, art, and live music, as part of Manchester Homelessness Awareness Week

Photo: Manchester RAG

‘Sleepout’ against homelessness to take place this March

Take action against homelessness and camp out with RAG Manchester

photo: Invisible Manchester

Invisible Manchester with Alice Sparks

With 3,000 people are sleeping rough in Manchester, Alice Sparks is opening up the dialogue of the homelessness problem by creating jobs and thus giving a voice to those worse affected

Image: Jack Houghton

Love For the Streets ends semester on a high

Student-led campaign aims to engage students in the sensitive topic of homelessness with a conference and sound clash

Image: Mikey @ Flickr

Student launches petition for halls to house homeless

Creator encourages students to sign the petition “because it’s the right thing to do”

Photo: Paul Crudgington

The Manchester Sleep Out with Lib Dem councillor John Leech

This years Manchester Sleep Out raised £90,000 for the homeless. Jacob Rawling talks to Lib Dem councillor John Leech about his participation in the annual event that seeks to raise money and awareness for the city’s ever growing vulnerable population

Photo: The Dealer App

A Student Life: Benjamin Mouquet

Ruth Squires talks to Benjamin Mouquet, the University of Manchester graduate helping build a better community with The Dealer App, which donates money to homeless of Manchester whilst giving it’s customers great deals for dining out in the city

Image: University of Manchester

Volunteering opportunities for students to be showcased at fair

“Employers value student volunteering because they look for rounded graduates”, Head of Careers Service said ahead of Volunteering and Social Justice Fair

Photo: Mussi Katz@Flickr View from the street Burnham homelessness

Burnham announces £1.8 million homelessness plan

The City Council is investing £1.8 million in “real solutions” for the city’s homeless as fire stations and hostels open their doors to rough sleepers

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Banquets binned while rough sleepers go hungry and food bank reliance soars

To solve the UK hunger crisis, we need to start thinking about food waste


A chance to give homeless people administered healthcare

A new scheme is being set up in Greater Manchester to tackle homelessness

Photo: Wikimedia Commons @ PeterEastern

An obvious solution to a big problem

Could empty properties provide a solution to the housing crisis?