Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Plan to Stop Homelessness

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Plan to Stop Homelessness

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AN action plan to tackle homelessness has moved a step closer after receiving the backing of a town hall committee.

The new approach will see two hubs established, one each in Wigan and Leigh town centres, providing emergency accommodation and support services.

Lead officers say it will provide a major boost to efforts to prevent people from becoming homeless and helping those who already have to find sustainable housing.

Members of the authority's health scrutiny committee were this week told the blueprint will 'complement work undertaken at a Greater Manchester level' with the region's mayor Andy Burnham having pledged to end rough-sleeping by 2020.

Deputy leader Keith Cunliffe said it has taken 'a considerable amount of time to develop' with workshops and consultation events taking place throughout the past year. …

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