Manchester Homelessness Partnership

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.

Key Values

  • 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.

Manchester Street Poem


World premiere

Conceived by Karl Hyde and Rick Smith from Underworld, Manchester Street Poem will spotlight the stories of those who find themselves homeless in the city – in a work where the catch-all term ‘homeless’ will give way to individuality, identity and integrity. Manchester Street Poem will bring to life the stories of people who are homeless in Manchester. Co-created by Underworld and individuals with personal experience of homelessness, Manchester Street Poem will proudly broadcast the voices of those who so often go unheard and ignored.



Oldham St
M4 1LE

Ticket information

Free – no ticket required

Thur 6 – Fri 14 July

10am - 6pm

There will be 2 informal Q&A sessions where you visit Manchester Street Poem and chat to Karl and the co-producers on site about the work on Tue 11 July 1pm and Wed 12th July 5pm.

Artist talk: Karl Hyde is in conversation with the Manchester Street Poem team at 2pm Saturday July 8 at The Stoller Hall. Tickets are £5 via Interdependence or call 0843 208 1840.


Youth Action Initiative

As part of Manchester Homelessness Charter, various action groups were formed to co-produce solutions to issues that people experiencing homelessness face. One of those action groups is based at Centrepoint Manchester, focusing on issues young people are facing. This group have now formed the ‘Youth Action Initiative’…

“A group of young people who have come together to encourage all young people, who have lived experience of homelessness, to have a voice.”

The group are putting on an event for all young people experiencing homelessness.

‘One Voice’ is a night of music and entertainment for young people aged 16-25. It will take place at Manchester Central Library, St Peter Sq, M2 5PD on Wednesday 26th July '17 from 6-8pm.