Street Support is a central online resource around homelessness in cities - currently available in Manchester and Leeds.
Street Support has a simple mission - make it easier for people who are homeless to get the help they need. We make it easier for the network to collaborate, co-ordinate and provide better support for people experiencing homelessness, and we make it easier for citizens and businesses to DO something to help. Many small, co-ordinated actions add up to a big difference to homeless people in the city.
We are a collective of digital experts in Manchester UK, working alongside people who are homeless and local organisations. Our small core team is just 3 people, supported by a network of digital experts and volunteers who help us along the way. You can find out about the people behind Street Support here: Our team
We use research, co-production, human centered design and creative technology to build online tools that make it easier for people experiencing homelessness to get help. Here is a little story about how it all started.
We work closely with individuals with lived experience of homelessness and local organisations to co-produce new features to meet their needs. We are continually improving the site based on user feedback.
We have been approached by other cities to expand the network to more locations. Street Support Leeds is now available, and we are working with partners in other cities. The site and apps have been built to expand nationally, so we are excited to share what is working in Manchester with more locations.
We run on a not for profit basis (with a lot of hours put in for free). We were originally set up as a Ltd company running on a not for profit basis, and are currently in transition to being an official not for profit. We are an open and transparent organisation, so please get in touch if you have any questions.
We have been funded so far by donations from local philanthropists, a loan from KeyFund, and by a business group in Leeds. In order to continue to develop and improve this central resource, we are looking for businesses to sponsor us to support this community. If you are interested in sponsoring Street Support, please contact Gary at email@example.com, or on 07824 667709.
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If you are in another location and would like to help us bring Street Support to your area, please get in touch.