Manchester partnership relaunches with hopes to end homelessness
- Manchester Homelessness Partnership (MHP) has relaunched with new strategies to eradicate homelessness
- Many people are increasingly at risk of becoming homeless due to Britain’s cost of living crisis
- The primary objectives of the partnership focus on locating more affordable homes, minimising the usage of temporary accommodation, and avoiding homelessness in the first place
Through council initiatives, rough Sleeping in Greater Manchester was reduced by over 50% by the end of the pandemic, and now they seek to reduce homelessness for the long term.
Manchester Homelessness Partnership (MHP) was set up to tackle the growing problem of homelessness in the city.
Today the MHP’s main challenges are the growing number of people who present as homeless and the increasing use of temporary housing.
The partnership is made up of a network of organisations, companies, and campaigners who work with individuals who have been homeless and who share their knowledge to collaborate on city-wide solutions.
The key aim of MHP is locating more reasonably priced housing, reducing the use of temporary housing, and preventing homelessness from happening in the first place.
More people are being exposed to the risk of homelessness because of the cost of living crisis, says MHP.
Councillor Joanna Midgley, deputy leader of the council, said: “Our one city approach under the umbrella of the MHP to tackling homelessness means that we have a real chance to make a marked difference to our residents at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.”
Paul Newcombe, Booth Centre chief executive said: “With the cost-of-living crisis, there has never been a more crucial time for us to come together to redouble our efforts in making homelessness a thing of the past in Manchester.”