Great Places is delighted to have been appointed as the lead accountable body for a newly established consortium to deliver Greater Manchester Housing First (GMHF) which is a innovative partnership consisting of registered providers; health and third sector partners working together to deliver a ground –breaking service. Great Places will lead a consortium assisting up to 400 people into their own homes with support over the next three years, backed by £7.6 million of Government funding.
Great Places will work with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and a host of other partner organisations to deliver quality, secure safe places to live across the city-region for individuals with multiple and complex needs who are either homeless or in precarious circumstances regarding their accommodation.
As both the consortium lead and a delivery partner this creates a number of newly created and exciting and rewarding career opportunities, please review our job vacancies below for more details.
What is Housing First?
Housing First is based around the ethos that housing is a human right and differs from traditional supported housing and homelessness provision that use places a number of conditions on people to prove that they are ready for independent housing
The model was first developed in New York in 1992. It has since been widely adopted in the USA and become central to the national homelessness strategies in Canada, Denmark, Finland and France, demonstrating widespread success.
The approach is currently growing in popularity in the UK; in 2016 Housing First England developed and published the principles for Housing First to inform the commissioning, design and delivery of services in this country. For more details about Housing First, its principles and aims please click here.
If you require any assistance applying for a vacancy, please view our frequently asked questions or for more information about the benefits of working for Great Places please click here.
All our Housing First vacancies are advertised below: