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Growing concern about homeless in Manchester. City discusses extra beds and other ways to help.

Manchester's growing concern about homeless on streets Credit: PA

A report on tackling homelessness in Manchester is being discussed by the city council today.

The Manchester Homeless Partnership will hear details of extra beds being made available during winter and plans for the Council to buy homes to provide more temporary accommodation for people who have lost their homes.

It comes within hours of the charity Human Appeal launching their Wrap Up Manchester campaign for people to donate coats.

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