Manchester Homelessness Partnership formed to work together towards the aims and values of Manchester Homelessness Charter. Launched in May 2016, the charter unites many people with personal experience of homelessness with organisations from different sectors, to co-produce solutions together. Over 90 people with lived experience have been involved so far, many of whom were involved in co-writing the charter.
- Inclusive partnership - collaboration accross the voluntary sector, the council, policing, health, community and faith groups, businesses, universities and concerned citizens.
- Co-production - meaningful involvement of people with lived experience of homelessness in every part of the work.
At the heart of the work of the partnership are the action groups. Since the groups were formed, most of the work we do as Street Support is led by what they tell us is needed. We are working on new features that were generated as ideas through co-production in these action groups. This ensures everything we do is needed, and co-designed with those who will be using the new features.We encourage all organisations and individuals in the city to consider what they could do to support the aims of the charter.
There is also a partnership board that is a partnership between people with lived experience, public, voluntary and private sectors, and chaired by the Bishop of Manchester.
Note that the partnership is a collaboration between many organisations rather than an entity in its own right, and is not owned or funded by the council. Contact Street Suport Network via the above website and email address to find out more.