homelessness Salford

New homes will be built for young people facing homelessness in Salford as a part of a £2 million scheme.

There will be 18 homes built for people aged 18 between 18 and 25 in the Walkden and Broughton areas of Salford.

Salford City Council has entered into an agreement with the government’s housing and regeneration agency, Homes England, who is funding the scheme.

A spokesperson from Homes England said: “We are committed to supporting the most vulnerable in our society and helping them off the streets for good, and this funding from The Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme ensures the creation of new homes for young people facing homelessness in Salford.”

The council approved the plans for the self-contained one-bedroom flats at a town hall meeting this Tuesday (May 14).

The new scheme is being introduced in response to Salford’s ongoing homelessness crisis.

The Salford Mayor Paul Dennett declared a homelessness crisis in Salford in January this year after the city’s ‘A Bed Every Night’ scheme became overwhelmed.

“The homelessness and rough sleeper system in Salford has become overwhelmed, with a spiralling number of people asking the local authority for help,” the mayor stated.

Despite the £2 million scheme being introduced this week, the Mayor stated that he is aware the homelessness crisis “is not something that’s going away anytime soon.”

Featured image credit: Image of Salford and Manchester taken/ owned by M J Richardson, Wikimedia.


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