North West of England

The North West region is covers five sub regions - Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.

We have more than 45 members in the North West including homelessness hostels, day centres and local authorities. Paul Connery is the main point of contact for members in this region.

Every year we ask the homelessness sector to tell us what’s happening in their communities. The results of our Survey of Needs and Provision 2012 told us that in the North West:

  • there are 10 fewer projects since 2011
  • there are 220 fewer bed spaces since 2011
  • 59% of projects had decreased funding in 2011/12
  • the most common impact of funding decreases is reduced support for people with complex needs
  • the most reported gap in provision is housing for individuals to move on to

Homeless Link's Local Homelessness Statistics Tables and National Summary Table show a wide variety of the latest local figures on statutory and non-statutory homelessness, planned moves and numbers of services.

No Second Night Out - North West

No Second Night Out (NSNO) is an initiative that works to get help quickly to those who are new to the streets, so they don’t have to spend a second night out. It is based on four main principles:

• No one should spend a second night out
• No one should arrive on the streets
• No one should live on the streets
• No one should return to the streets once they have been helped off

We are currently working to roll out the No Second Night Out initiative nationwide.

The Liverpool Region was the first area outside of London to officially launch NSNO.  Liverpool councillor Ann O'Byrne explains all in this blog, which also appeared in the Guardian.

Local authorities in Greater Manchester have also been working together on NSNO. If you see someone sleeping rough connect them to local services by calling Street Link on 0300 500 0914.