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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…
Seventy people and a stillborn baby make up the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have confirmed. All those who died in the blaze in west London five months ago have been recovered and identified, the Metropolitan Police believe. A baby, Logan Gomes, who was stillborn, has…
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 -…
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…
The bottom fifth of households in London own just 0.1% of the capital's wealth, including finances and property, a new study shows. Research by the Trust for London suggested 2.3 million Londoners are living in poverty, even though record numbers of people are in work. The charity said a record…
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…
Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted unanimously to end its contract with the organisation responsible for managing Grenfell Tower. The council is to terminate the current contract with the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) and replace it with a new arrangement to manage its housing stock. At a…
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