Take part in the GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy 'Legislative Theatre' event

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Published date: 
Tuesday, 15th September 2020

The GM Homeless Action Network and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority are thrilled to invite you to the inaugural GM Legislative Theatre event on Wednesday 30 September, 2.30pm - 5pm, working towards a co-produced homelessness prevention strategy for Greater Manchester!

This community-led process is the result of a collaborative effort by the GMHAN, funded and co-designed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s homelessness team. This marks the first of a series of public events over the next few months, addressing the three focus areas for prevention identified by the GMHAN: multiple disadvantage, funding and commissioning, and housing and infrastructure. The Prevention Strategy will encompass the coming 5 years, as well as more immediate policy actions post-COVID.

Greater Manchester residents directly impacted by homelessness, housing insecurity and multiple disadvantage, as well as front-line staff, have been creating a play in the past weeks based on lived experiences. The play explores issues of access and support for jobseekers dealing with mental health needs or in recovery; as well as the experience of parents without primary custody living in temporary and supported accommodation.

In this interactive online event, community members will work together with policymakers to generate, debate and negotiate innovative policy ideas around these issues. We believe your expertise and commitment will be key in this collaborative effort to improve policy and practice.

Click here for more information and to book your ticket.