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Working together to provide new homes

We want to end the housing crisis in Greater Manchester

Making Manchester Great again

Irwell Valley Homes is part of Greater Manchester Housing Providers (GMHP) who will work together to provide 227,000 new homes across Greater Manchester over the next 20 years. There is an undying need for new homes, jobs and to tackle homelessness across the region and together we have the resources and infrastructure to do this.

We are the lead partner for diversity, inclusion, cohesion and equality, and community led housing. 

ambition to deliver

Working together as a group of 25 housing providers we want to deliver 16,000 new homes in the next five years, adding to the 8,000 we have built in the last five years. We will do this by working in partnership with all public sector agencies to look at new and equitable ways to free up and allocate land to housing providers for affordable housing.

read the manifesto

more than just homes 

GMHP want to ensure that we go above and beyond, that extra mile for our customers. Working together we have supported thousands of people and communities through employment, help with money matters, engaging with tenants, helping community groups, making sure we are environmentally friendly and providing homes. 

 

health and housing 

Watch the film to find out how we don't just provide homes, we do more. 

Health and Housing from irwell valley homes on Vimeo.

 

our pledge to young people leaving care across Greater Manchester

Along with Greater Manchester’s largest affordable housing providers, we have joined forces with the Mayor of Greater Manchester to improve opportunities for young people who have previously lived in care.

 

The pledge commits each housing provider to offer quality and stable housing to care leavers, in addition to employment and skills opportunities plus peer mentoring. Each organisation will also identify a champion to advocate for care leavers and improved services within the individual company and its suppliers. Read more here.

A range of homes

We will / we aim to:

  1. Ensure young people leaving care have easy access to a range of accommodation that meets their needs.
  2. Ensure that young people know their rights and understand their tenancy agreement.
  3. Tailor our tenancy sign up procedures to support young people to understand them fully.
  4. Prevent homelessness, we will support young people leaving care to sustain their tenancy, to learn the necessary skills to maintain a home.
  5. Work with our suppliers to provide furniture packages to young people with reduced income.

Employment and Skills

We will / we aim to:

  1. Provide offer work skills training, support into employment and apprenticeships to all our young people.
  2. We will offer an enhanced support package when a care leaver commences employment with us, such as a peer mentor.
  3. We will raise awareness within our organisation about the needs of young people.

Life skills and mentoring

We will / we aim to:

  1. Support young people to connect with others who have lived experience, to encourage and promote their wellbeing.
  2. Support young people to connect with their community and to utilise local assets.
  3. Signpost young people to partners that offer a range of activities / events.
  4. We support young people to learn how to manage their finances and increase their income.

 

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