Homelessness in Greater Manchester has quadrupled over the last 10 years and now Greater Manchester has the highest number of homeless people outside of London.
Hundreds of people are sleeping rough, thousands of people are homeless or living in unsafe housing conditions and hundreds of thousands are on the housing register waiting for an affordable and stable home.
There are lots of fantastic organisations in Greater Manchester working tirelessly to help homeless people (Street Support is one of those organisations) and Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) supports them 100%.
However, we believe that homeless people don’t just deserve charity, they deserve justice. For there to be justice there needs to be rights, and for people to enforce their rights there needs to be good lawyers ready to step in when those rights are not respected.
As a result of the nationwide housing crisis, cuts to government spending and the savage reduction in Council funding, too often homeless people seeking help are turned away by organisations that have a legal duty to help.
At GMLC, our contribution to ending homelessness in Greater Manchester is to ensure that homeless people and their supporters have the legal tools to make sure that this no longer happens.
On this page you find resources we hope will help you do this.
They are intended to be used and shared freely.