Homelessness Workstream
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About the Workstream

The group provides a 2-way link between housing providers and Manchester’s City Council Homelessness Partnership Board. It provides an input into the development of strategies and plans or comment on proposals being considered at city wide or GM level. It will influence approaches with partners to reduce and prevent Homelessness. To work to support Homelessness charter and strategy to deliver the 3 clear aims to;

 

•             Making homelessness a rare occurrence: Increasing our preventative               approaches

 

•             Making homelessness as brief as possible: Making temporary and                   supported accommodation as positive an experience as possible

 

•             Making homelessness a one off and not repeated experience:                           Increasing access to settled homes

 

 Who's Involved

Chair

Registered Providers

Manchester City Council's Homelessness Services 

Homeless Agencies and Charities.

Manchester City Council's Strategic Homelessness Board

Manchester's Homelessness Partnership

Priorities

•             Continue to support and engage with the Homelessness        

               Partnership Board

•             Refresh and align our Homeless Action Plan to reflect changes in        

               priority and policy of the Homelessness Partnership Board and     

               MHPP Homelessness Action Plan

•             Influence housing allocations and future provision.

•             Review support services to homeless- prevent representation

•             Consider tenancy sustainability- early failure warning system

•             Develop a robust prevention offer

•             Consider training of RP staff prevention- personal housing plan

•             Produce a balance scorecard detailing relevant stats on numbers in

              TA, B&B, Priority Need, Street Homeless and Hostels 

•             Create links back into Housing Access Board and the Connecting  

              People’s Forum

•             Consider reporting to the Homeless Access Health Partnership.

Chair

Anna Bishop Chief Operating Officer One Manchester