As temperatures drop, Stockport Homes are committed to helping rough sleepers to access a bed every night.
Across Greater Manchester we know that roughly 320 people habitually sleep rough, and this is a huge challenge both financially and in terms of having the right resources. Housing providers across Greater Manchester in all 10 Local Authorities have committed to the Mayor’s pledge to provide ‘A Bed Every Night’ from November through to March.
Stockport Homes have built on the emergency provision usually made for cold weather and extended that offer for the whole winter period. This is a complicated challenge and it won't be perfect right from the start. We will learn and adapt as we go, incorporating new people and new ideas.
Stockport Homes have outreach workers who engage with rough sleepers to explain the services available, and continue to work with people until they are ready to take up the services offered. Working closely with a range of charitable organisations and partner agencies continues to ensure that awareness is raised.
If you see someone rough sleeping – you can tell the team at Stockport Homes by calling 0161 217 6016, or by calling into Cornerstone, 2 Edward Street.
If you are rough sleeping, and need support and advice – please visit the office at Cornerstone, 2 Edward Street, between 8.30-5pm Monday to Friday, or contact 217 6016. If you find yourself on the street and the office is not open, you can call our team on 474 2818.
Robin Burman, Chair of the Board, Stockport Homes said
We are offering a range of support to help people to move on from rough sleeping, which involves much more than providing simply a bed. This commitment is a challenge which we will seek to meet over the course of the 5 months, by working with our partner agencies we want to make a real difference to people to move forward with their lives.
More information can be found at streetsupport.net/stockport