Making strides in homeless fight

22 Jul 2022 10:41
Published by: Scott Callan

TRAFFORD is continuing to make huge progress in the fight to prevent homelessness across the borough, a new report has revealed.
The end of year performance report on the local authority’s homeless strategy has shown it is having a positive impact.
The five-year strategy, which was launched in 2019, has helped hundreds of families from becoming homeless and has taken rough sleepers off the streets of Trafford.
Major achievements include preventing 311 households from becoming homeless in the past 12 months and securing permanent accommodation for 15 rough sleepers.
The Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST) team visited 25 households in 2021/22 and made 235 visits in response to reports of rough sleepers.
James Wright, the council’s executive member for housing and neighbourhoods, said: “When we launched the Homelessness Strategy, we aimed to take people off the streets and to prevent families from becoming homeless.
“I am delighted to say that we are doing just that and that the strategy appears to be a huge success – saving 311 households from becoming homeless and securing permanent accommodation for 15 rough sleepers is no mean feat.
“Thank you to everyone involved I this work. I am proud of our achievements to date and can promise that we will continue to work hard to eradicate homelessness in our borough.”

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