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Substance Misuse and Homelessness in Greater Manchester

As part of Lifeline Project’s ongoing focus on health, inequality and homelessness in Greater Manchester, we have created the attached report that presents data on recorded levels of homelessness amongst people in substance misuse treatment services.

Our analysis of data from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) found that 15% of people entering drug and/or alcohol treatment in 2015/16 were in housing need in Greater Manchester. This report explores where this population is located throughout the conurbation in order to understand the level of need amongst people who may be otherwise ‘hidden’ from official homeless and rough sleeping statistics.
Permission was given by all 10 local authorities and NDTMS North West to use this data.

Please get in touch if you would like more information about this analysis.


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