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SALFORD SECOND HIGHEST LEVEL OF HOMELESSNESS IN NORTH WEST, SHELTER REPORT SHOWS
 

Star date: 8th November 2017

ALMOST ONE IN FIVE HUNDRED HOMELESS IN SALFORD

Combining official rough-sleeping, temporary accommodation and social services figures, a new report by housing charity Shelter shows that Salford has the second highest rate of homelessness in the North West, with one in 570 people homeless.

The report also shows that there's been a 24% rise in homelessness in the region within the last year... "It's shocking" says Shelter Manchester Hub manager, John Ryan.

Full details here...


A shortage of genuinely affordable homes, insecure private tenancies and cuts to housing benefit has led to a 24% rise in the number of homeless people in the North West within the last year, a new report by Shelter reveals.

The number of people recorded as homeless in the region now stands at 9,350, with Salford having the second highest ratio of homelessness, at one in 570

Manchester, as always, is top with one in 154 people homeless...

Based on official figures and estimates, the Shelter report, Far from alone: Homelessness in Britain in 2017, records that Salford has a total of 436 homeless people – 26 sleeping rough and 410 living in temporary accommodation.

The rough sleeping figure is for last year. The annual rough sleeping count was carried out in Salford a few days ago but the results haven't been made public yet so it could be officially higher. Indeed, Shelter states that, overall, 'the true figure of homelessness is likely to be even higher'...

 "There will be further households who are legally homeless but who have not been recorded by the authorities" the report states "Many of these will be sofa surfing with friends and family."

The report adds further, that there has been a 43% rise in the number of statutory homeless households living in temporary accommodation waiting for a permanent home.

"The single leading cause of homelessness is the loss of a private tenancy" the report explains "Three in ten homeless households have sought statutory assistance for this reason"; while the National Audit Office states from its own investigation that affordability in the private rented sector is "likely to have contributed to the increase in homelessness".

The Audit Office adds that "changes to the Local Housing Allowance are likely to have contributed to the affordability of tenancies for those on benefits, and are an element of the increase in homelessness."

Everywhere in Salford, huge new private rent sector apartment blocks are being built at the expense of social housing. And Shelter is calling for investment in social rent homes, an end to the freeze to Local Housing Allowance and longer tenancies in the private rent sector...

"It's shocking to think that today, thousands of people in the North West are waking up homeless" says Shelter Manchester Hub Manager, John Ryan "Some will have spent the night shivering on a cold pavement, others crammed into a dingy, hostel room with their children. And what is worse, many are simply unaccounted for.
 
"On a daily basis, we speak to people and families who are desperately trying to escape the devastating trap of homelessness" he adds "A trap that is tightening thanks to decades of failure to build enough affordable homes and the impact of welfare cuts.
 
"As this crisis continues to unfold, the work of our frontline advisers remains absolutely critical" he explains "We will do all we can to make sure no-one is left to fight homelessness on their own. But we cannot achieve this alone; we urgently need the public's support to be there for everyone who needs us right now."


Shelter has launched an urgent appeal in response to the mounting crisis, calling on the public to support its frontline advisers... See www.shelter.org.uk for further information or or text SHELTER to 70080 to donate £3.

For the second part of this article see: Salix Evicting Salford People But Has £1.3m Contract to Manage Homelessness - click here



Back to independent wrote
at 8:33:25 AM on Friday, November 10, 2017
What again Felse? A few days ago you were going to be a Tory again.
 
Felse wrote
at 6:27:05 AM on Friday, November 10, 2017
Will Salix and Salford Labour please answer Bob. I am sick of having no answers to my demands. I can only take one course. To stand in Langworthy Ward as an Independent and promise all the none Labour groups and disillusioned residents I will put your questions into Salford Council. I want answers on the High Rise cladding, the PFI debt, on homelessness, on food-banks and more. Why do we pay £140 a month Salford Council Tax to have the bins emptied. I appeal to all groups to help me DEMAND Salford Labour Council gives answers. They have no right to stay silent. Today I will visit the Election Office to make the first move in DEMANDING the TRUTH. Thank you. Michael.
 
Bob wrote
at 1:14:14 PM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Michael J Felse is indeed right.In your other article, someone asks where the £1300000 pounds went. Well ,not only that £1300000, that was last years. They have just got the same again , where is that going? I will tell you. Its confidential or commercially sensitive,another of their favorite phrases. In other words,nosey bastards like me and Felse and all the other usual suspects should mind their own business . Trouble is we can't, it's in our genes. Salix have to say where this money went.
 
Michael J Felse wrote
at 12:22:25 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Who could honestly disagree with Bob. Today if we look at average rent on The Quays at £825 a month for a large property able to sleep 4 adult people comfortably then my maths tell me the £1.3million for Salix in Salford Star other article today can in fact house 550 people in waterfront apartments, the whole of the number of homeless in Salford. Is this really too complicated for local politicians?
 
Bob wrote
at 1:53:59 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The plight of these people who have no place to live is not a party political football. In our city ,it is the responsibility of the council. Just look at all the decent houses they pulled down under pathfinder. Oh ,they will say ,these houses were not fit for purpose, were they not, well why do we not ask the man who knocked most of them down if he thinks they needed knocking down. I do not know the guy in person, but I know people who do. He is I am led to believe, not only a demolition contractor, but a very highly qualified civil engineer and structural engineer as well.I understand He is also a man with a very good reputation for honesty and fair dealing. Question is simple, should Salford Council have knocked so many houses down?
 
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