Preventing Homelessness for Young People

Greater Manchester Better Outcomes Partnership (GMBOP) is a partnership of mission led organisations, commissioned by GMCA, working together to improve outcomes for young people across Manchester.

Our goal is to support young people at risk of homelessness before they reach a crisis point. We will work with the young person to build confidence and resilience to avoid longer term homelessness, while enabling them to sustain an existing tenancy or move into new accommodation. 

The Pathfinder

We are currently delivering The Pathfinder, a one-year pilot project preventing homelessness for young people across Bolton, Manchester City and Salford. This is an innovative project that will test new approaches to support young people. The success of the Pathfinder will inform the design of a longer term outcomes contract across Greater Manchester next year

Our Partners


For the Pathfinder our partnership includes DePaul, a specialist youth homeless charity with a strong presence and reputation across Greater Manchester.

We would like to expand this partnership and want to work with other local VCSE and community-based organisations to provide additional support, activities and interventions to help build young people’s skills, resilience and well-being. 

If you are you an organisation supporting young people in Greater Manchester we want to hear from you. Please get in touch here:


What can young people expect from our service:

We take a person centred approach to our work with young people, tailoring the support offered to meet their individual needs. This support will focus on:


Improving Housing situations


Increasing Financial stability


Improving Physical and Mental Health


Increasing Skills and Access to Opportunities

To achieve these goals, we commit to:

Build trusting and respectful relationship with every young person
Act as a lead professional, coordinating other support agencies as needed
Offering every young person support tailored to allow them to achieve their goals
Involving the families of young people through support and mediation techniques where appropriate
Seeking out and securing meaningful opportunities for every young person
Use a personalised budget to enable young people to access accommodation/ education/ training/employment and meaningful activity

What do I do next?

For more information about the programme, please get in touch on enquires@gmbop.org. We are more than happy to discuss the programme with you and provide any further information you may need

*Website in Development – please check back for more up-dates on the GMBOP partnership and case studies on how young people are achieving positive changes in their housing and wellbeing*