The Greater Manchester Combined Authority secured £7.6 million funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to commission a 3 year Housing First pilot to support people across all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester facing multiple needs and exclusion to maintain their housing. The pilot is one of three nationally in the UK and will be robustly evaluated to review if this model of support should be strategically integrated as a response to homelessness. 

SKylight Housing First is a housing and support approach which gives people who have experienced homelessness and chronic health and social care needs a choice of a stable home from which to rebuild their lives. 

The Housing First Workers will have small caseloads, enabling them to provide intensive, person-centred, holistic support that is open-ended and places no conditions on individuals; however, they should desire to have a tenancy.