A city centre youth homelessness charity has reopened its offices, warning of the significant increase in demand for its services
Lockdown has undoubtedly left us all feeling a little precarious and vulnerable, but few are quite as vulnerable as the
Volunteers at a homelessness charity in Bolton have provided more than 20,000 food packs to vulnerable households in the four
INTERVIEW: ‘Six out of 10’… Manchester Mayor Burnham unsure about Tory budget’s benefits for North West
Giving new Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget “six out of ten”, GM Mayor Andy Burnham has expressed concerns that the budget was “a little high on rhetoric and a little bit low on delivery”.
A homelessness charity’s CEO has stated that Manchester’s lack of public toilets is not simply a dignity issue for rough sleepers, but crucially a drugs-related one.
It has been revealed by the Manchester Evening News that a shelter under Andy Burnham’s ‘Bed Every Night’ is to be relocated due to complaints relating to needles being found near the area.
You don’t have to be a statistician to know homelessness is rising in Manchester.
Danny now works as a ‘Homeless Tour Guide’ of Manchester for the social enterprise, Invisible Cities.
Greater Manchester Mayor urges government to declare ‘homelessness emergency’ to tackle growing problem on city’s streets
Andy Burnham has already spent the last few months working on his own measures to tackle the problem, including the extension of his flagship ‘Bed Every Night’ scheme until at least next June.
Every day people are seen sleeping in doorways, at entrances to shopping complexes and begging for money from passers-by. Living this way is clearly distressing and not a pleasant way of life.
The scheme intends to provide the homeless population with habitable accommodation at night to keep them safe from fatal temperatures which have already led to two recorded deaths in the previous weekend.