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A very handy service for GMHF tenants

POSTED: 4/12/2020



Everybody needs a little help and Great Places has teamed up with the Greater Manchester Housing First pilot to provide a service to make life a little easier.

The Greater Manchester Housing First pilot aims to rehouse people for who the traditional support networks haven’t worked and use housing as a basis for their recovery journey.

So through the organisation’s investment framework, contractors agree to deliver social value services as part of their contract.

In this case, contractor Moffat & Riley who install kitchens and bathrooms across Great Places neighbourhoods, has kindly agreed to deliver a handyperson service to GMHF tenants as a Social Value initiative.

The service is designed to help GMHF tenants to carry out practical tasks around their home that fall outside of their landlord’s repairs services.

The handyman service is about helping a person on the pilot do the small jobs around their property that normally fall to tenants, for example:

And the service is being put to great use with a couple of tenants having a bit of work done on their home, most recently a mirror being put up and another tenant wanted some blinds fitted.

This service is allowing tenants to make their house into a home by doing the little jobs that make a world of difference.

Andy Riley, Director at M&R, said:

It is a pleasure to work alongside the GMHF team and their customers. At Moffat & Riley, we are proud to go above and beyond what is necessary to support this worthy cause.

Stephanie Cameron, Great Places’ Social Value Specialist, said:

I am absolutely thrilled that social value has created a meaningful partnership between two great organisations. Thanks to Moffat & Riley, GMHF customers can make their house a home from the early stages of their tenancy.