Businesses Tackling Homelessness
‘Rough sleeping in Manchester has shot up by 42% in the past 12 months, this is compared to a 15% national average. Manchester has nearly twice as many rough sleepers as Birmingham and almost three times that of Liverpool – so what’s being done to tackle the problem?’ – Manchester Evening News, 2018.
The Public Purse wants to find out what is being done to tackle the problem and to look at new ways in which the issue could be approached.
Our Project Director Vimal Bhikha who heads up this project has said: “Being from Manchester myself, this is a problem that feels very close to home. I have worked in and around the city centre for many years and the problem has only worsened’. ‘My first task was to find out what actions and groups were in place to help tackle the problem. To find out what was being done at a strategic level to free up/raise funds to invest in the biggest issues’….and to see if The Public Purse could assist in any way.
Our intention is to raise funds/investment to be invested directly into projects that tackle homelessness, to raise awareness of the issue both locally and nationally.
We will be furthering our research throughout the year and will be looking to run targeted projects on the feedback of Manchester based homeless charities.
For anybody interested in finding out more about how they can get involved, make Street Support your first port of call.