Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to end rough sleeping in Manchester.
I want to create a city where every citizen has a safe home and the support to build a fulfilling life.
It's all part of making a better world.
People will no longer sleep in our streets, die from neglect or be dependent on begging to survive.
Drug dealers will no longer have a ready market amongst the dispossed.
Our emergency services will no longer have to devote their time to rescuing street homeless and treating the effects of neglect and alcohol and substance abuse.
Our streets will be safe and welcoming places to walk for all.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be felt by all our citizens -
The emergency services
The economy - the owners and patrons of shops, cafes and places of entertainment
The citizens of Manchester who will no longer be shamed by our national reputation.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
No more begging
No more street drug dealers
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
When no-one is sleeping in the streets.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?