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« on: 09:08:38, 27/10/19 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester
The number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Greater Manchester has fallen for the second year in a row.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) found 195 people on the region's streets in September - down from the 241 recorded in November 2018.

Manchester and Salford saw numbers decline, but five of the borough's ten council areas recorded an increase.

Mayor Andy Burnham, who pledged to end rough sleeping by 2020, said "much more needs to be done".









[size=1rem]The figures showed that despite a reduction, Manchester still had the highest number of rough sleepers, with 85 people bedding down in the city, while Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Trafford had all recorded an increase.[/font][/size]
[size=1rem]Bolton, Salford, Tameside and Wigan all saw a decrease in numbers.[/font][/size]
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Re: Housing First
« Reply #1 on: 07:55:27, 29/10/19 »
https://www.greatplaces.org.uk/about-us/greater-manchester-housing-first


Greater Manchester Housing First (GMHF) is a three-year pilot project that aims to provide safe, secure homes for more than 400 people who are homeless or at the risk of being homeless across the region.
GMHF is endorsed by the Greater Manchester Housing Partnership (GMHP) and is a consortium of eight partners, led by Great Places Housing Group.

Other partners working together with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to deliver the project are: Riverside; Regenda Homes; Jigsaw Homes Group; Stockport Homes Group; Greater Manchester Mental Health; The Bond Board and One Manchester.
The consortium brings significant experience, expertise and commitment and is cross sectorial, bringing together housing, health, people with lived experience and the community and voluntary sector in one joined up collaborative approach.


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Re: Homeless
« Reply #2 on: 12:48:58, 11/01/20 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cumbria-38937247/one-act-of-kindness-that-changed-a-homeless-man-s-life



You can see more on this story on Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 GMT on 13 February.
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Re: Homeless
« Reply #3 on: 08:47:20, 10/03/20 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51806702


Councils are being forced to "leave homeless people on the streets" because of a chronic lack of affordable housing in their areas, Crisis has said.
The charity said its research showed more than a third of those asking their local authority for help saw their situation remain the same or worsen.
In some cases, the only help people were given was a list of potential private landlords for them to contact.
Ministers said support to address rough sleeping was going up by 69m to 437m.
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Re: Homeless
« Reply #4 on: 15:54:40, 14/04/20 »
Burnham wants to solve the housing shortage?


https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/106-flats-could-built-islington-18088813
 
 No affordable homes in the scheme.
   Anyone would think he and the council were bent, it'll end up like London, but I think that that's his plan. ::) 
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