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Mayor’s Blog – July
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Mayor’s Blog – July

Lessons from Finland When I decided to make ending rough-sleeping my top priority, I quickly lost count of the number of people who said: you’ve got to go to Finland. Last week I finally made my first visit and I am so glad I did. In these modern times which seem to become more harsh…

A Bed Every Night, Greater Manchester’s rough sleeping strategy, secures significant NHS funding
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A Bed Every Night, Greater Manchester’s rough sleeping strategy, secures significant NHS funding

NHS in Greater Manchester agrees £1.5m budget to address rough sleeping Multi-million pound package now in place to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping across city-region Investment intended to reduce demand on A&E and other emergency services Multi-agency approach includes financial commitments from police and Ministry of Justice Greater Manchester’s groundbreaking A Bed Every Night scheme,…

Greater Manchester’s bold efforts to tackle rough sleeping crisis boosted by major charity concert
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Greater Manchester’s bold efforts to tackle rough sleeping crisis boosted by major charity concert

Raise the Roof raises tens of thousands for new Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity Charity funds to bolster city-region’s A Bed Every Night rough sleeping strategy Almost 1,600 previous rough sleepers supported into accommodation since November Housing First scheme officially launched earlier this week GREATER Manchester’s unique and ambitious approach to tackling rough sleeping will receive…

Global homelessness expert praises “extraordinary impact” of Greater Manchester’s rough sleeping strategy
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Global homelessness expert praises “extraordinary impact” of Greater Manchester’s rough sleeping strategy

Article first published on the GMCA website on 01.03.2019 A Bed Every Night’s three month impact “truly impressive”, says Dame Louise Casey Latest figures show 1,635 people helped since early-November Over-reliance on volunteers and limited funding identified as areas for improvement Scheme extended to the end of April across all 10 of city-region’s boroughs Greater…

Greater Manchester records first fall in rough sleeping in eight years
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Greater Manchester records first fall in rough sleeping in eight years

Article first published on GMCA website on 31.01.2019 City-region records 10% decrease in 12 months, the first reduction since 2010 Eight boroughs’ numbers stabilise or fall; two increase Mayor Andy Burnham welcomes first substantial drop in numbers in eight years Greater Manchester drop contrasts with increases in cities elsewhere in country THE MAYOR of Greater…

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