New official figures show that the number of people sleeping rough in the North West has fallen.
The statistics indicate that over the year from 2018 to 2019 the number fell from 428 to 349, with 79 fewer people living on the streets., or an 18 percent drop.
This mirrors the national trend where information from The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government which estimated that 4,266 people were sleeping rough across the UK on a single night in autumn 2019.
The figure is down 411 on the previous year - a drop of 9% - and down 10% on the peak of 2017.
However the total is still 2,498 higher than when the figures were first introduced in 2010 - an increase of 141%.
The homelessness charity St Mungo's said the figures are "simply not good enough" and called on the Government to invest an extra £1 billion a year in services for the homeless.
The latest snapshot came as Boris Johnson announced £236 million in additional funding to provide "move on" accommodation for up to 6,000 rough sleepers.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is calling on the Government to help fund A Bed Every Night scheme which is running in the city region.
He also says that the Greater Manchester figure of 151 people across all 10 boroughs is a significant reduction, and mars the lowest in the city-region since 2015.
Mr Burnham says the reduction of 37 percent over the last year represents a greater reduction than other comparable city-regions, which he credits to A Bed Every Night which delivered by a combination of the public, private, third and faith sectors.