Greater Manchester comes together to offer hundreds of rough sleepers homes


Manchester City Centre Doorway by Dylan Mitchell

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has announced a new scheme to combat homelessness across the region.

As part of a £1.8 million scheme, over 200 of Greater Manchester’s “most entrenched rough sleepers” will have the chance to start a new life off the streets. Resulting from a UK first partnership between public, private and voluntary sectors over a three-year period.

270 homes are to be made available by 15 housing providers and two private rented sector partners. The scheme is aimed at people who have slept rough on the streets over the past two years, or have been well known to homelessness services for three years and will provide intensive support to help them maintain their tenancies.

As well as getting a new home, the recently founded Greater Manchester Homes Partnership containing two Greater Manchester based housing providers, One Manchester and Trafford…

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