No Second Night Out Greater Manchester and Street Buddies: An Evaluation for Riverside

Hilary Turley, Lisa Scullion, Philip Brown

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


No Second Night Out Greater Manchester (NSNO GM) was set up in 2012 as part of a nationwide response to the Coalition Government's Strategy to end rough sleeping: Vision to end rough sleeping: No Second Night Out Nationwide (DCLG, 2011). NSNO GM works to prevent rough sleeping by targeting support at people who are new to rough sleeping. NSNO GM is based in Manchester and acts as a focal point for the Greater Manchester area. The NSNO GM outreach team – based with Riverside - assesses the needs of new rough sleepers and links them to emergency accommodation.In addition to NSNO GM, Riverside also run a peer mentoring service called Street Buddies, which focuses on entrenched rough sleepers with more complex needs, who are not appropriate for the NSNO support. Together, these two services provide a range of support to homeless individuals across Greater Manchester. In October 2013, Riverside commissioned the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford to carry out a rapid evaluation of NSNO GM and the Street Buddies peermentoring service. The evaluation was undertaken by reviewing the following data sources:- Existing secondary data relating to NSNO GM;- Interviews with eight key stakeholders; and- Interviews with 13 service usersThe fieldwork took place over a four week period between December 2013 and January 2014.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Salford
Commissioning bodyRiverside ECHG
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


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