A COMMISSION on homelessness in Warrington has promised to stamp out the problem by 2018.

The Warrington Homelessness Commission published its report on Monday, stating there was ‘no room for homelessness in Warrington’.

It said: “This vision will be a reality by 2018, through a focus on prevention and strong integrated partnership working.”

The report also states ‘prevention is better than cure’ and said a single approach to helping people, with co-operation with the agencies involved will help.

Nick Atkin, the independent chairman of the Warrington Homelessness Commission, said: “Warrington has an increasing number of people accessing homelessness services who have complex needs.

“The magnitude and complexity of the issues that face Warrington should not be underestimated.

“It is critical to the success of this commission’s recommendations that there is a joint approach by all those who work in varying roles across the town to work in partnership.”

The report will be formally agreed in June.