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A new scheme to address homelessness in Greater Manchester will see 270 homes made available to rough sleepers, it has been announced. The £1.8 million project, announced by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), will work with rough sleepers over a three-year period. Those who have regularly slept rough over…
Homeless people in Britain now outnumber the population of Newcastle, a leading housing charity has said. The total number of homeless people jumped by 13,000 year-on-year to 307,000, a new Shelter report has revealed. Its review - which combines official rough-sleeping and temporary accommodation figures and social services figures -…
The boss of a nursing body has called on the Government to address a perceived lack of NHS care for homeless people ahead of the winter. Janet Davies, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, said many people without a fixed address fail to register with a GP surgery,…
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has welcomed a £3.8m boost to tackle homelessness after a meeting with the Prime Minister. The two had an hour-long discussion as Theresa May visited Manchester, announcing extra funding to combat rough sleeping and homelessness, blighting the region and Manchester in particular. Mr Burnham…
End Youth Homelessness has released new survey findings to coincide with World Homeless Day on the 10th October. It is highlighting the importance of supporting local youth homelessness charities and giving young people the dedicated support they need to tackle the problems that made them homeless in the first place,…
Tens of thousands of England's "forgotten homeless" are trapped without a permanent roof over their heads for months on end because of a lack of affordable or accessible housing, a new report says. Single homeless people are being priced out of social housing as well as private sector options -…
Welfare cuts and "turning off the taps to local councils" are affecting how authorities can support homeless people, the founder of the Big Issue has said. John Bird warned the homelessness crisis could see its "worst winter for over two decades" due to an increasing number of people living on…
People are sofa surfing, squatting and sleeping on public transport as a hidden homelessness crisis hits London, according to a report. Thirteen times more people are homeless but hidden than are visibly sleeping rough - as many as 12,500 each night, the London Assembly housing committee's Hidden Homelessness in London…
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