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Information for Professionals

Pathfinder is a 3-year homelessness prevention programme for young people across Greater Manchester...

The Pathfinder programme has been designed for young people who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. Through coaching, it enables these young people to overcome any challenges that are impacting the stability of their accommodation circumstances.


Our priority is to work with 18-25 year olds, but we are able to support people up to the age of 35. Over the duration of the programme, we aim to support 1,250 young people across all boroughs of Greater Manchester through our specialist local delivery providers.

We take a person-centred approach to our work with young people, tailoring support to meet their individual needs. The support focuses on four goals:

  • Long term improvement of housing situation

  • Increased 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

Referral Criteria

  • Young person aged 18-25 (if you would like to make a referral for someone aged 25-35 please contact us)


  • Living in Greater Manchester


  • At risk of homelessness – including financial instability/debt, risk of eviction, relationship breakdowns or unstable/insecure accommodation

Need to make a referral?

If you would like to make a referral for a young person you are working with,

please email us at:

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"I can’t thank The Young Person’s Homelessness Prevention programme and Allan/Michelle enough. They are life-savers and deserve the highest recognition…thank you!"

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