VOLUNTEERS at the Oldham Street Angels charity got a visit from an Oldham MP this week.

Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon met volunteers at the organisation to witness the work they do to help homeless people across the borough.

Taking to Facebook following his visit Mr McMahon wrote: “Homeless people too often fall through the cracks and have complex problems.

“I heard many personal stories, and it is clear to me that if we fail to support people to get back on track and live a stable and productive life, we always pay more as a society in the end. Meanwhile more lives are ruined as a consequence of not taking joined up and meaningful action.”

He added that volunteers at Oldham Street Angels “want to show that society doesn’t turn its back on people when times get hard”.

The group also provides night-time support on Friday and Saturday evenings to keep town centre visitors safe.

The charity has received support from Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham’s homeless scheme, as well as Oldham Council, GMP, the Oldham CCG and donations.

Local faith groups also work together as a network to bring volunteers at the charity together.