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Greater Manchester Housing First

Greater Manchester Housing First (GMHF) is a three-year pilot project that aims to provide safe, secure homes for more than 400 people who are homeless or at the risk of being homeless across all 10 Greater Manchester Boroughs. GMHF is endorsed by the Greater Manchester Housing Partnership (GMHP) and is a consortium of eight partners, led by Great Places Housing Group.

Other partners working together with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to deliver the project are RiversideRegenda HomesJigsaw Homes GroupStockport Homes GroupGreater Manchester Mental Health and The Bond Board.

Cross sectoral

Partnership incorporating housing, health services, the community and voluntary sector and people with lived experience.


Open and fair service treating people as equal citizens with an open and fair service provided by all the delivery partners. Caps on delivery and equal salaries for all frontline workers.

Local capacity building

Good practice sharing, training and continuous improvement culture. Commissioning of new delivery partners in years 2 & 3.


People with lived experience at the heart of model design and will continue to lead its development

High Fidelity 

Aligned to the seven Housing First principles ensuring improved outcomes for people.