“Despite the valiant efforts of many individuals and organisations, the rate of homelessness in Greater Manchester is still increasing.

A study by Shelter published in January 2023 stated that the three local authorities with the worst homelessness rate in the North West were all within Greater Manchester: Manchester, Salford and Oldham.  Both the total number of homeless people and the rate of homelessness in Manchester have been steadily increasing over the last five years, according to Shelter’s annual reports – despite homelessness prevention schemes by local authorities like Manchester City Council.

So what is to be done?  Are there any radical ideas we could try to turn this tanker around?

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