About Homelessness in Greater Manchester
Across Greater Manchester, 3,292 people are homeless – 2000 of these individuals are in Manchester and 325 are in Salford – these are people who are either living on the streets or in temporary accommodation. These figures do not include people who are termed the ‘hidden homeless’, people who are staying with friends or family, or who are ‘sofa surfing’.
Greater Manchester is also considered to be an eviction and repossession hotspot. This problem is highest in Manchester and Salford, with approximately 1 in 62 households are at risk of repossession or eviction.
The homelessness crisis is most obvious in Manchester City Centre, with people sleeping in doorways and under flyovers becoming a regular sight. Homelessness in Manchester City Centre has dramatically increased over the past 12 months. There are more rough sleepers visible on the city streets. There are more people accessing the support offered by day services such as the Booth Centre, Mustard Tree and Cornerstone.
The official rough sleeper count shows that nearly twice as many people were sleeping on the streets of Manchester in November 2015 than the previous year.
Increase in rough sleeping from 2014 to 2105 in Manchester City Centre
Households at risk of eviction or reposession
Homeless in Greater Manchester
Homeless in Manchester
THE GREATER MANCHESTER WINTER NIGHT SHELTER
The Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter is just one of the ways in which Greater Together Manchester has been working with churches and other partners to offer hospitality and shelter to rough sleepers.
For more information about the Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter, click here.
THE MANCHESTER HOMELESSNESS PARTNERSHIP
Ending homelessness together
Greater Together Manchester is part of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership and has signed up to the Manchester Homelessness Charter.
The Charter has been co-created by people experiencing homelessness, and organisations which provide support to overcome their challenges. The Charter is a way to bring together people who are homeless with people who are dedicated to ending homelessness. By uniting us with a shared vision we will focus our efforts to tackle key challenges, and ultimately to end homelessness.
Click here for more information about the Charter and to find out how you can get involved.