|THE MAYOR of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has published the latest in a series of blog posts on homelessness and rough sleeping.
In the latest edition, Andy addresses:
The Mayor writes: “The difficult news over the weekend should serve to strengthen our resolve to make A Bed Every Night a reality. This tragic loss of life should not be happening on UK streets in 2018.
“More positively, I hope that this blog shows that real progress is being made. While I wish we could move even faster, I can assure you that a lot of people across Greater Manchester are working flat out to improve things and I can confidently say that our city-region is way ahead the rest of the country.
“Two weeks ago, on World Homeless Day, I did my regular early-morning walk around the city centre with Cllr Sue Murphy, who leads on homelessness for Manchester City Council, and colleagues from Riverside Housing. We all agreed that the situation was better than it was a year ago.
“We are making a difference. But it is not yet good enough. There are still too many people forced to sleep rough and we won’t rest until we have given everyone somewhere to go every night.”
The Mayor’s full blog can be viewed on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) website.