Good blog dude. Is the problem in part due to our (Manchester’s) success? I’d say being a great city, and having a reputation for looking after the homeless, makes us an attractive target for more? It’s a noble reputation, and one to be proud of, but as in the rest of life, success breads success. I forget the percentage, but when the Neville & Giggs opened up Stock Exchange building (and got a huge amount of 3rd party support to help further), there was a reported influx of homeless people into Manchester. We have always been great at welcoming everyone, and I didn’t see one negative comment about it, but increasing numbers might just be because of how great we are, and how great we are at caring for everyone?