Manchester City Council

Homes & property What we're doing to help homeless people

What we're doing now

The amount of people who are homeless has risen across the UK since 2010, particularly in major cities. Here in Manchester the number of people asking us for help has risen by 155%.

This includes:

  • people sleeping rough
  • people and families living in temporary accommodation
  • people who are at risk of becoming homeless.

We work closely with other organisations and we listen to – and work with – people who’ve actually been homeless themselves.

We have around 1,000 temporary accommodation places for single homeless people and rough sleepers. We also reach out to them on the street to support them with health, debt or other personal issues so they can move off the streets and live independent, positive lives.

We support people and families in temporary accommodation to get into a permanent home of their own and help people having problems to stay in the home they already have.

Working with social housing providers we let out 3,000 homes a year. About 18% of those (630) are to homeless people or people in temporary accommodation.

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