As with our arts project, it doesn't take a lot bring a certain quality back into someone's life.
Degage ministries looks after homeless and disadvantaged in the community. Some of them fought to keep us safe in bed at night.
The magic that a haircut and a sharp suit can do when lost ...wonderful.
Not everyone is preparing for a cozy Christmas at home, that's why this project from arthur+martha is so touching.
Poet Phil Davenport and artist Lois Blackburn have been working with homeless people in Manchester, telling their stories with needle and thread. The result is a big patchwork quilt and you can visit it at Manchester's Holden Gallery until 18 December.
This amazing project has brought together lots of different people and no doubt will have a ripple effect throughout Manchester. Along the way they have also gathered lots of stories which you can read on the blog.
arthur+martha is a great community interest company with some other amazing projects up their sleeve, check out their website and flickr account.
On Monday 2 July, 300 performers who have encountered homelessness have given a performance at the Royal Opera House. With One Voice is a part of the the London 2012 Olympic Festival.
For more information, please read the article in The Guardian.
The sell-out performance you can see on the One Voice website by clicking here.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb