Greater Manchester Mayor on a mission to end homelessness

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Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham will deliver a speech about how homelessness in the city is being tackled.

The mayor has given a commitment to end rough sleeping in Greater Manchester by 2020.

In the speech, he will outline the progress that has been made so far – recognising that whilst the problem has got worse in recent months, the response is getting better.

Figures issued last month saw an increase in rough sleeping of 42% in Greater Manchester.