Published: 17th Nov 2020

Four new partners have been appointed to Greater Manchester’s housing first scheme. The scheme is a £7.6m project tasked to rehouse 330 people during its three-year lifespan, and is one of national pilots, alongside similar projects in West Midlands and Liverpool. Housing first is an evidence-based approach, which uses housing as a platform to enable individuals with multiple and complex needs to begin recovery and move away from homelessness. The new partners will officially join the Greater Manchester housing girst pilot in January 2021 and are Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH), Early Break, Community Led Initiatives (CLI) and Human Kind. The new organisations will join the existing partners who include Riverside, Jigsaw and Stockport Homes Group. The Greater Manchester housing first pilot was commissioned by Mayor Andy Burnham and the GMCA began last year. Earlier this month, West Midlands mayor Andy Street told the government to ‘get behind housing … (To read the full article, subscribe below)