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  • Wayne talks Housing First

    By Sarah Walters

    ‘I didn’t think he could do it…’ says Wayne – one of the peer mentors working with a client on Housing First, ‘I thought he’d sell the TV and I’d not see him again…’


  • Spirit of Manchester Awards 2016

    By Ben Whalley

    Manchester Community Central (MACC) held their annual Spirit of Manchester Awards last night (6th October) and members of Inspiring Change Manchester’s Women’s Voices Lived Experience Group,  our Programme and Engagement Team went along.


  • Lived experience in Peer Mentoring

    By Simone Langley

    I’m the Peer Mentor Coordinator for Inspiring Change Manchester (ICM) and I work for Community Led Initiatives (CLI).  CLI are a grass roots organisation formed by two men with lived experience of offending and substance misuse and the associated stigma and social exclusion.


  • Speaking up, Chilling out!

    By Colette Cronshaw

    Saturday’s peer research event was a great success. We invited women experiencing homelessness in Manchester to Speak up and Chill out and have their voices heard around the Women’s Direct Access Hostel redesign.


  • The Innovation Partnership Fund

    By Amanda Yates

    What is the Innovation Partnership Fund?


  • Our Voices Matter: BME Communities & Multiple Needs

    By Nadia Bennett

    A new BME Group will be meeting at the Zion Centre, Tuesday 16th August – 3pm to 5pm


  • At a Glance – July 2016

    By Ben Whalley

    Our quarterly newsletter, At a Glance, is full of information about Inspiring Change Manchester’s work in the last quarter and also on our plans for the future.  Download your copy here!


  • Going from Peer Mentor to GROW Trainee

    By Mick Wilkinson

    Having been a peer mentor with ICM for 9 months, I was delighted and excited, to be offered a role as a GROW Trainee. During my time peer mentoring, I have gained lots of new skills and confidence, which has enabled me to make the decision to go into paid employment.


  • FEANTSA Housing First Conference

    By Sarah Walters

    Housing First practitioners from all over Europe gathered in Brussels last week to talk ‘all things’ Housing First and attend the launch of the Housing First Europe Guide.


  • Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions

    By Rachel

    A Trip to WomenCentre Calderdale and Kirklees Women’s Voices have wanted to visit the women’s centre in Halifax for a while now. The launch of Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions was the perfect opportunity for some of us to have a look at this ‘one stop shop’, where a wide range of services for women […]



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