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Two Step - housing single homeless in Manchester

The single homeless are lowest priority for local authorities. They are neglected and can become entrenched in their homelessness, potentially leading to life long problems. Two Step will find long term housing in the private rented sector, and give support to sustain tenancies and rebuild lives.

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It ran from 12:28 PM, 9 December 2011 to 3:56 PM, 9 December 2011

Amount raised

£20

Donations

2

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Location

Situation

Single homeless are least likely to be housed by a local authority because of limited resources and lower perceived need. Many hundreds exist in Manchester. The combination of lack of good diet and sleep, fear, cold, loss of confidence and self respect - can quickly lead to substance misuse and isolation. It can take months, even years, of visiting day centres before solutions start to become apparent. By then the person's life could be so shattered that it will take years to rebuild.

Solution

Two Step has operated successfully in London for 17 years and will also work in Manchester. We house people quickly in the private rented sector and can provide emergency accommodation through our Stopover supported lodging scheme. We will work closely w