Published: 10th Sep 2019

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has announced £6m of funding for Phase 2 of his homelessness scheme A Bed Every Night. The funding will commission 400 additional places across Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs on the scheme up to June 2020. These will add to the 300 beds from Phase 1 of the scheme, which aims to provide a bed and personal support for anyone sleeping on Greater Manchester’s streets. As well as increasing the number of spaces, Phase 2 of A Bed Every Night will improve the scheme’s quality of support, providing more varied provision for rough sleepers such as women-only spaces, provision for couples and provision for people with complex health needs. Burnham said that ending the need for rough sleeping in Greater Manchester by 2020 remains his ‘top priority’. Burnham said: ‘In 2017, I made a firm commitment to do everything I could to end the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)