• Together we will be heard.

    By Carmen Byrne

  • Recruiting GROW Trainees

    By Tabatha O'Brien Butcher

    Become a GROW trainee Shelter, Community Led Initiatives (CLI) and Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) are currently recruiting for new, exciting GROW Trainee roles!

  • WeCM

    By Mark Jepson

    How we focus on our actual beneficiaries is important as is how they are beginning to influence ICM’s service delivery.  For a long time the insight we’ve heard from experts has been from people who have been out of services for some time, and they still continue to have a significant impact to this day.

  • A Housing First Future

    By Mick Wilkinson


  • At a Glance – November 2016

    By Ben Whalley

    After a full six months of the Manchester Housing First Pilot we’ve focused our At a Glance e-bulletin on this innovative and radical approach.

  • Fighting for Real Change for Celeste

    By Women's Voices Member

    Women who’ve experienced severe disadvantage think no-one will speak up for them, but today Women’s Voices let off balloons in remembrance of the life of Celeste and other women whose lives have been lost whilst in custody. Some of us knew Celeste personally. And have felt this loss personally. This could have been any of […]

  • 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.

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