2018 Homelessness Awareness Activities

 

Raising awareness & overcoming Homelessness.
Film Screening: Thursday March 15th.  Longford Centre. Edge Lane. Chorlton.

The film created by community members of those experiencing, have been, or are on the brink of becoming homeless with now be launched at the new Chorlton hostel, the Longford Centre, Edge Lane, Chorlton on Thursday 15th March from 6 – 9pm approximately.

The footage will be edited and made into a 20 minute film by artist filmmaker Clara Casian  http://claracasian.co.uk/

This Big Lottery funded project has enabled Community Reporter training to be delivered by Macc in collaboration with Reach out to the Community, the homeless support group from Chorlton. We have worked with the Homeless Partnership Group, Mustard Tree, Booths Centre, Lifeshare & Coffee 4 Craig in order that the voices & stories portrayed in the film convey a true reflection of the current situation in Manchester. 1 in every 154 people in Manchester are currently homeless.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel made up of support groups, policy makers and residents of the hostel. It will be chaired by Councillor John Hacking

Food will be provided for everyone, cooked by residents of the hostel with the support and guidance of Cracking Good Food. The food will be surplus unwanted food provided by Fareshare Greater Manchester.  Donations greatly appreciated on a pay as you feel able basis.

We are expecting this event to be over-subscribed so may look to screen the film back to back or simultaneously in two adjacent rooms. We shall be setting up an Eventbrite registration event.

Full details to follow soon on this link:

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Stay tuned. We’ll be sending out invites for a far bigger venue now and want complete eradication of homelessness.

You can donate directly to them via our website.

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