Liverpool-based developer, Pathway Homes Group (PHG), is set to continue its exponential growth within the social housing sector after committing to expansion plans for 20% growth in 2021. 

Formed in late 2019, PHG has quickly been established as a leading developer within the industry. In 2020, they delivered 1200 beds for vulnerable people across the country despite the issues surrounding Covid-19.  These previous development areas included; Liverpool, Luton, Morecambe and Preston.

Their ambitious growth plans for 2021 will see them delivering housing solutions on a national scale including 1500 homes for vulnerable adults and those at risk of homelessness, as well as 150 specialist support homes and 1000 general needs homes.

Rhodri Andrews at PHG explained, “There is a clear lack of sustainable housing provision for homelessness throughout the UK, which we are working to address with our partner organisations and other relevant agencies.

“Our lasting successes are a result of strong partnerships and collaborations with charities, care providers, housing associations, local authorities and funding providers.”

The need and demand for a greater provision to tackle homelessness has also been acknowledged by the government. 

In December 2020, the Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced the government’s pledge of an additional £310 million to target areas with high numbers of homelessness; this is an increase of £47 million in funding for 2021, bringing the total to more than £750 million. 

Jenrick stated, “As we look back on an incredibly challenging year, everyone who has helped protect rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness during this pandemic should be proud of the role they have played in our internationally recognised response”. 

He added, “I am announcing £310 million to help councils protect those at risk of homelessness in the year ahead. We have a moral duty to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society rebuild their lives and look forward to a brighter future, and this funding will help us to realise that ambition”. 

PHG remains committed to their organisational mission and values, which places the most vulnerable members of society at the centre of everything they do. 

Rhodri Andrews at PHG said, “There is a clear gap between emergency accommodation and a full tenancy, which is why many vulnerable people simply aren’t able to navigate their way around the housing system and inevitably drift back into this cycle of homelessness. 

“At PHG, we provide high-quality, safe homes that fulfil the housing need at this critical stage in an individual’s journey, partnering with relevant care and support providers to make this transition a success.”

Development projects are now underway in Exeter and Plymouth, with further exciting plans to be announced in the coming months.