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Preventing and tackling homelessness

Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping are key priorities in Greater Manchester, and GMHP and our key partners in the city region already have a strong track record of innovation and collective working to support independence, prevent homelessness, and reduce the need for crisis services.

Our work focuses on collaborative, housing-led approaches that reduce reliance on expensive and often poor quality temporary accommodation, and building people’s potential through access to appropriate health and care services, employment opportunities, mentoring and wider support.

A track record of delivery

Recent examples of our collaborative work include GM Homes Partnership, an innovative Social Impact Bond programme, and GM Housing First, a three-year pilot for people with multiple and complex needs commissioned by GMCA. Through these projects almost 700 homeless people have been accommodated, with exceptional tenancy sustainment levels demonstrating the effectiveness of these approaches and the ongoing support provision delivered. We are now supporting national lobbying efforts to make the Housing First pilots permanent.

We are also working collectively to increase access to high-quality affordable private rented sector homes for homeless or at-risk households through Let Us – our Greater Manchester ethical lettings agency. We have a shared commitment to make the private rented housing market a part of the sector that works for everyone.