COUNCIL bosses are insisting homeless residents being housed in a Trafford hotel are being properly supported.

Borough Conservative leader Cllr Nathan Jones told a meeting of the council's executive last month he had received reports that rough sleepers accommodated at the Amblehurst in Sale had been left without food and assistance.

But town hall leaders, after conducting a joint inspection with officials from Manchester City Council, one of the authorities placing candidates at the Amblehurst, that their new residents are being helped.

Officials say they are satisfied residents have appropriate access to money, benefits, medication and food.

And the inspection is also said to have found that there was the necessary Covid-19 social distancing signage in place and hand sanitiser available.

Council staff say welfare checks had been conducted previously on Trafford placements there remotely.

But this is understood to be the first joint inspection between the two authorities since the lockdown began.

Cllr Andrew Western, leader of Trafford Council said: "Placing homeless residents in appropriate accommodation has been a priority for local authorities during the pandemic. While we seek to minimise the use of bed and breakfast accommodation, on occasion this can’t be avoided.

"Our regular checks and this most recent visit confirmed residents currently living at the Amblehurst are receiving the food, medication and support they need.

"By participating in schemes like A Bed Every Night alongside colleagues across Greater Manchester, we are using all the tools at our disposal to reduce homelessness in Trafford and make sure ongoing support goes beyond basic accommodation and addresses associated needs.”