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Arlene Stuart

Homelessness in Bolton and Bury

All this week on Tower FM we’re looking at the bigger picture of homelessness in Bolton and Bury.

For the fourth year in a row the number of people who have nowhere to call home has risen and we want to find out why.

We hear from those who’ve experienced living on the streets, but we learnt it’s not just people who are sleeping rough who’re classed as homeless. Many people live in hostels run by homeless charities while others find themselves staying with whoever they can, also known as sofa-surfing.

Worryingly recent figures show that many of us are just one pay packet away from losing everything.

We’re asking why more and more people are being put in this position and finding out if there are deeper issues.

We also investigate what is being done to try and help.