Greater Manchester Leaders have thrown their support behind the city-region’s first ever Homelessness Prevention Strategy, following a full public consultation and extensive stakeholder engagement.
The strategy builds on the work already happening in Greater Manchester to end the need for rough sleeping and tackle homelessness – it lays out a long-term vision to reduce the numbers of people finding themselves at risk of homelessness.
The strategy has been co-produced with people with lived experiences of homelessness, and those who work with them, in order to create a system-wide response that covers the full scope of the change that needs to happen. The strategy takes a person-centred and trauma-informed approach to understanding and responding to issues around homelessness.
The Homelessness Prevention Strategy sets out five missions that Greater Manchester partner organisations are committed to working towards to prevent homelessness:
Everyone can access and sustain a home that is safe, decent, accessible and affordable
Everyone leaves our places of care with a safe place to go
Everyone can access quality advice, advocacy and support to prevent homelessness
People experiencing homelessness have respite, recovery and re-connection support
Homelessness is never an entrenched or repeat experience
To find out more, read the news article on the GMCA website by clicking here.