Decision details

Closure of Bridging Hotels for Afghan Refugees and the Impact of Wider Asylum-Migration Policymaking on Homelessness in Greater Manchester

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1.  That the agreed measures to facilitate a coordinated and consistent approach across Greater Manchester’s boroughs, in order to minimise the homelessness impact of Afghan Bridging hotel closures, be acknowledged.


2.  That it be agreed that representations be made to Government aimed at minimising the impact of the Bridging hotel closures, restating GM’s commitment to welcoming people seeking asylum and refugees and addressing the role of wider asylum and immigration policies in driving homelessness.


3.  That all GM Leaders be invited to sign the letter to the Secretary of State.


4.     That the GMCA record its sincere thanks to Manchester and Stockport Councils for all that they were doing to provide accommodation to displaced Afghan nationals.

Publication date: 30/05/2023

Date of decision: 26/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 26/05/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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