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No Second Night Out and Street Buddies

An evaluation for Riverside English Churches Housing Group

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). The NSNO GM outreach team – based with Riverside English Churches Housing Group (ECHG) - assessed the needs of new rough sleepers and linked them to emergency accommodation. In addition to NSNO GM, Riverside ECHG also run a peer mentoring service called Street Buddies, which focused on entrenched rough sleepers with more complex needs. Together, these two services provided a range of support to homeless individuals across Greater Manchester.

In October 2013, Riverside ECHG commissioned SHUSU to carry out a rapid evaluation of NSNO GM and the Street Buddies peer mentoring 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 thirteen service users.

The project completed in February 2014.

Principal Investigators and Co-investigators: Hilary Turley, Dr Lisa Scullion and Professor Philip Brown.

Funder: Riverside English Churches Housing Group.

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