Great progress made in fight against homelessness in Trafford

A new report has revealed that Trafford Council is making great progress in the fight against homelessness in the borough.

The Council’s Homelessness Strategy, which was launched in 2019, is proving to be a success according to an annual homelessness study. The five-year strategy has helped hundreds of families from becoming homeless and has taken rough sleepers off the streets of Trafford.

The major achievements of the Council’s Homelessness Strategy so far include:

  • 303 households prevented from becoming homeless in 2020/21
  • Securing permanent accommodation for 13 long-term rough sleepers
  • The Housing Options Service Trafford (HOST) team providing housing advice to 41,392 households in 2020/21

The strategy sets out the Council’s priorities for Trafford over the next five years. They are: To prevent homelessness in Trafford; increase the supply of social housing and good quality temporary accommodation, work towards ending rough sleeping; improve access to employment, education and training for homeless people in Trafford and to improve their health and wellbeing.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

“Trafford Council is totally committed to providing social and affordable housing and taking homeless people off the streets. I am delighted to say that we are doing just that and that the strategy appears to be a huge success – saving another 303 households from becoming homeless and securing permanent accommodation for 13 rough sleepers.

Thank you to everyone on the HOST team for all your hard 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.”

The Council’s achievements were outlined in a report which reviews the strategy and provides an annual update on the issue of homelessness in the borough.

Posted on Thursday 13th January 2022