COUNCIL bosses have pledged to investigate amid claims homeless people are being placed in a Sale hotel without proper support.

Rough sleepers have been allocated beds at The Amblehurst Hotel in Sale throughout the pandemic.

But question marks have emerged over whether other Greater Manchester authorities have been consistently providing assistance for each of their cases.

Cllr Nathan Evans, Conservative leader, said he had been informed of instances within the past seven days of people being left without food.

"I understand that this is a bed there is no support being wrapped around it," he told a meeting of the council's executive.

Cllr Andrew Western, council leader, said he was aware, at the start of pandemic, of people being placed by other authorities at The Amblehurst, which had then led to them "reaching out" for support from Trafford's coronavirus support hubs.

But he said he believed that through joint working with other councils this issue had since been addressed.

"There is more support from the authority placing them there then perhaps three months ago," he said.

But Cllr Evans added: "This has been over the past seven days so it is still a pertinent problem."

Councillors heard that in Trafford alone, during 2019-20, an estimated 163 placements had been made under the regional A Bed Every Night scheme. Twenty had been helped over the past quarter. And 718 food and fuel vouchers had been distributed.