Rochdale Council are proposing sweeping new laws that will force homeless people to pay fines for begging and also restrict freedom of expression by fining the distribution of unauthorised printed materials and leaflets. The proposals, which are still open to limited public consultation, have been condemned by human rights charity Liberty as a “staggering misuse […]
Christmas is a time of togetherness, and yet we often spend the build-up in our own world, wrapped up in the stress to be ready in time. As we cram into already overcrowded areas, queue seemingly endlessly and wrack our brains to find something half-decent for our loved ones, we tend to dehumanise most of […]
As Mancunians describe their concerns about the city, one is subjected to a shocking xenophobic attack caught on video.
Greater Manchester Housing Action (GMHA) are campaigning to improve the housing situation within Greater Manchester. GMHA are appalled at the jailing of homeless activist Chris Blaine, who recently carried out a rooftop protest in an attempt to stop the eviction of homeless people squatting in the Ducie Bridge pub. They have written an open letter […]
Walking around the city streets of the UK, it is impossible to miss the growing levels of homelessness. Ever more homeless people appear, asking for change or sheltering in doorways. Are they asleep, unconscious, or worse? It’s hard for passers-by to tell, and few are willing to check. It is often the most vulnerable people […]
An exhibition of work from Manchester’s homeless artists was displayed at Nexus Art Cafe in the city’s Northern Quarter. The artwork was available to buy and the money raised will be used to buy vital winter provisions for the homeless. The exhibition featured work produced in homeless centres, including The Booth Centre and The Mustard Tree, […]
Mindful meditation helps young homeless people express their emotions by “putting their feelings on paper”.
Greater Manchester vendors of Big Issue North talk about their hopes, health, family, friends and dogs.
If Piccadilly Gardens represents the ‘heart and soul’ of Manchester, campaigners say it needs to change the redesign emphasis on creating a ‘pretty space’ to one which is welcoming and inclusive to all. The People’s Takeover event has started the momentum for that change.
With Richard Leese retiring, Manchester City Council announced plans to provide affordable homes in the gentrifying neighbourhood of Ancoats, reported as the first council housing in the city since the 1980s. However closer inspection of those plans reveals a more complex picture.