One of the key campaigns on the manifesto of the newly elected Children’s Champion, Millie Connor, for the borough of Rochdale is tackling homelessness across the borough. The Children’s Council are in full support of this and are working hard to try and support homeless people and homeless charities. They have made a donation box located at Matthew Moss Youth Centre and are welcoming people to donate food, blankets, basic hygiene and money to help local people who have been made homeless. Members are also planning fundraising events and aim to donate any money raised to local charities in order to support them in helping homeless people. Homelessness is sadly becoming a more common issue and the council members are fully aware how many of us take for granted the basic things we have in life, such as food, shelter, clothes and support.
MP Andy Burnham as the Mayor for Greater Manchester is also in full support of helping the homeless and the Children’s Council want to support his work in this area.