Caring Trafford Council staff took to the streets through the night looking for homeless people.
The Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST) and Housing Strategy and Growth teams patrolled key locations in the borough from 1am to 4am on Friday July 30 looking for rough sleepers to offer help and advice.
The four teams, from Stretford and Old Trafford, Sale and Partington, Urmston and Flixton, and Altrincham and Hale, visited hotspots in the borough including parks, car parks, shopping malls and tram stops. The teams discovered two people – one sleeping on the streets and another asleep in a van who will be contacting the team to discuss his housing options.
The teams regularly organise similar street walks to find rough sleepers to give them help and advice on securing emergency accommodation. The numbers of families looking for help with housing over the Covid period doubled in Trafford – meaning the HOST service is more important than ever.
If you would like any help with housing problems or are homeless, please contact HOST on 0161 912 2230 or go to HOST@trafford.gov.uk
Cllr James Wright Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:
“Thank you so much to the Trafford Council staff and volunteers who are carrying out this extremely important work with the homeless. Your help is very much appreciated and you should be proud of yourselves for what you are doing.
Trafford Council is totally committed to helping the homeless and building quality and affordable social housing throughout the borough. If you find yourself homeless or in need of help with housing, please do not suffer in silence and contact our HOST team as soon as possible.”
Posted on Tuesday 3rd August 2021