A single company received £4.59m from Manchester city council for providing temporary accommodation for homeless households in the 2020-21 financial year, a freedom of information request submitted by the Meteor to the council shows.
The rising costs and lost life chances of living in temporary accommodation
Revealed: homeless households in Manchester see a 42% increase in the time spent living in temporary accommodation in just two years, while the cost to the council goes through the roof.
The Meteor speaks to people living in the limbo land of temporary accommodation, and asks what is the alternative?
The government would rather people starve or be homeless than create new money
Households across Greater Manchester are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis.
Economist Richard Murphy argues the failure to help households in this crisis is a political decision, rather than an economic necessity.
‘We need a reform of the prison system’ – the Manchester charity supporting ex-prisoners
By helping ex-prisoners rebuild their lives and reestablish themselves in society, Manchester charity On The Out aims to break the stigma and reduce the reoffending cycle caused by a lack of support for people after leaving prison.
The elephants in the room: the ordinary people tackling the issues professionals fail to
The Elephants Trail is a project working in Greater Manchester to address the problems faced by people living with severe and multiple disadvantage.
Over 300 homeless people at train stations helped by pioneering partnership
Partnership by Shelter and Network Rail to help rough sleepers at stations in Manchester and Birmingham, has helped many to secure accommodation alongside accessing medical help and opening bank accounts.
Thirty Blackley households given just 7 days to find a new home, due to fire safety notice
Residents of Old School Court in Blackley were given just one week to vacate their homes for fire and safety reasons.
The buildings management agency are accused of failing to provide tenants and landlords with updates on the status of the building and the imminent risk of eviction
‘Covid has totally changed everything for me’ – Big Issue North vendors in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester vendors of Big Issue North talk about their hopes, health, family, friends and dogs.
Manuscript records Manchester homeless experiences in illuminated style
The stories of homeless people in Manchester have been published in a medieval style illuminated manuscript, launched at Manchester Cathedral.
People’s Takeover of Piccadilly Gardens needs your input to revive the ‘heart and soul’ of the city centre
Community groups Get It Done and Manchester Central Foodbank strive for inclusiveness in the redesign of Piccadilly Gardens with a People’s Takeover