Greater Manchester will receive almost £3.8 million to develop a
new city region-wide approach to preventing homelessness and
reducing rough sleeping.
The funding will be used to develop new services and resources
across all 10 boroughs of the region. This will include making
hub-based services open 24 hours a day across Greater Manchester,
to provide high quality support for people when they need it the
most, and the adoption of a social letting agency approach across
Greater Manchester to help those struggling to find secure
These measures will enable the 10 boroughs of Great Manchester
to work better together with clear systems in place to prevent
homelessness and rough sleeping from happening in the first
The funding for the Greater Manchester homeless package will
form part of the Greater Manchester Reform Investment Fund.
In visiting Manchester, the Prime Minister Theresa May also
announced that progress was being made on a housing deal with
Greater Manchester to accelerate the delivery of new homes.
The Housing White Paper committed to agreeing bespoke housing
deals with authorities in high demand areas, which have a genuine
ambition to build.
Read the DCLG announcement on the funding for the
Greater Manchester homeless package.
ARCH and the NFA (National Federation of Almos), together with
ARCH members Sheffield City Council, Stoke on Trent City Council
and NFA member Newark & Sherwood Homes have been in discussions with DCLG (Department of
Communities and Local Government) to push the case for Bespoke
Housing Deals and we were expecting an announcement on the future
of Bespoke Housing Deals in the Autumn Budget or in the run up to
it. The Prime Minister's reference to a housing deal for Greater
Manchester suggests that we can expect an announcement on bespoke
housing deals soon.